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My big takeaway was the use of manipulatives in helping students to understand some basic concepts. I must admit that I never used these when I was in school (a long, long time ago), so I find them difficult to use. I have used some digital manipulatives with my students, but I even struggled with them to begin with, as I was not sure how they worked (for instance, factoring a trinomial). But I will continue to try to use them, and I do have some physical manipulatives in my classroom that I can try with, so that is what I shall endeavor to do.