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The CPA Approach to Build Math Foundations in the Elementary Classroom

July 6, 2022

The Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a child’s understanding of abstract topics. Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources. In this series, participants will gain knowledge and strategies on how to build mathematical foundations for students and design a personalized approach to learning mathematical foundational concepts.


Audience: PK-5 educators and leaders

Certificate Hours: PD certificate for 5 hours upon completion of two day boot camp

Dates/Times: July 6th – 7th 9-11:30am


  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute.
  • Contact Name: Alison Hernandez
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