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  • Tarini Arte

    March 3, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Thinking more so about the use in my 8th grade classroom, even though we start weaning off manipulatives as we go higher in grades, I think it can incredibly valuable to bolster those visual representations. I like to do visuals with algebra and completing the square for quadratics. It blew my mind the first time I saw that completing the square actually “completes a square” physically (which I was not exposed to during my schooling). As we come back to in-person learning, I might want to do it with actual tiles and have students discover where that third term comes from through an exploration.