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I don’t necessarily think that any tool is most useful for my MS students, it’s more about which suits the topic. For my G7 when first learning equations did an activity called bags and blocks (using physical blocks and bags) where the blocks represent a number/ constant and the bag a variable b/c we can’t see how many blocks are inside. Students represented equations with the manipulative and tried to find how many blocks were in each bag. The cool thing is I no longer have to teach equations with variables on both sides as a separate topic!
For my G8, last week we did speed eating hotdog Kaplinsky task to get student generated answers. We used those answers to discuss multiple representations of linear functions.