Teacher-Made Mathematics Teaching Aid


Students at times struggle with mathematics due to the abstract concepts involved. To help address this issue teachers can use physical objects, such as teaching aids, to make the concepts more relatable and understandable. However many teachers have limited resources and access to such teaching aids due to financial and geographical constraints. Realizing this concern, SEAQiM has developed this course to harness the creativity and innovation of teachers to produce their own teaching aids.

This course is structured so participants learn and work collaboratively to design and develop teaching aids from readily available materials.


At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. understand the current issues, strategies and approaches, and the roles of teaching aids in mathematics teaching and learning;
  2. develop, create, and use manipulative mathematics teaching aids using simple available materials; 
  3. implement mathematics teaching and learning by utilizing manipulative mathematics teaching aids developed by themselves.

Course Contents 

  1. Introduction to SEAMEO
  2. Current Issue in Mathematics Education
  3. Analysing Mathematics Primary School Curriculum and Its Media
  4. Reflections on Mathematics Teaching Practice
  5. Physical Manipulatives for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  6. Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  7. The Use of Mathematics Apps in Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  8. Hypothetical Learning Trajectory
  9. Hands-on Mathematics and Science Activities
  10. Low-cost Physical Mathematics Games
  11. Mathematical Literacy
  12. Mathematics and Arts
  13. Designing Media for Primary School Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  14. Developing Lesson Plan
  15. Presenting and Refining Media for Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  16. Peer Teaching
  17. Real Teaching
  18. Reflection  
  19. Writing Report 
  20. Pre- and Post-test 
  21. Designing Action Plan


Course facilitators are specialists and experts from SEAQiM, national or international educational institutions, as well as reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad.


Participants of the course are 30 mathematics teachers selected from SEAMEO Member Countries


The course runs for 100 hours @45 minutes. The activities during the course comprisesboth theories and practices.

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