Orchard's math program uses manipulatives and real world tools to help reinforce math facts. These tools allow students to explore and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Orchard's use of manipulatives and real world tools is beneficial in many ways, including the fact that they build students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning. Orchard provides hands-on, relevant instruction to help students understand a connection between courses, which will enhance their view a specific topic from multiple perspectives. There are many new studies that tout the benefits of using hands-on instruction in math class. We at Orchard have known for nine decades that deep, rich learning happens when students are actively engaged in the learning process. We create a foundation for a deeper understanding and a greater joy for math.