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MemberFebruary 26, 2022 at 2:42 am
Manipulatives are a great tool. It’s interesting trying to get middle schoolers to use them because they don’t want to look like “babies”. So I try to use them myself when I show my thinking or when a student explains I may ask “Is there a way you could show it those of us who are more visual?” And, i think someone mentioned in one of the 1st videos of the course that the manipulatives definitely have to be placed in the open because students won’t usually make the effort to seek them out them if they’re are in a drawer of closet.