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I was pretty excited to see Prince as I am from Midwest, just as Prince! I also am excited about manipulatives and using them all the way through Algebra. I had to watch the last video a few times to make sure I was processing the information. I was soooooo happy to see that the manipulatives are natural in quadratic equations. I will be teaching pull out math classes in our high school and 8th grade Lesson 1 starts with exponents. I truly do not know that my students will know how to explain or compute exponents versus multiplication. I have have algebra kids who are not able to identify the raised exponent and know what to do when they see it.
I do not have a plan yet, but I know I want to start with manipulatives before I even get to lesson 1. Do you have any suggestions for lessons?