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  • Christine Pomatto

    June 15, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I have manipulatives in my classroom, but on many lessons I wait to pull them out until students are struggling. I think I will put them in a more prominent place (with my other ready-to-access resources like multiplication charts) so that students know they can use them any time.

    This year I would like to use algebra tiles to teach concepts like combining like terms and the distributive property. I have seen other teachers use them, and the students really seem to understand it better when they get to “play” with something in front of them.