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MemberJuly 5, 2022 at 7:54 pm
I think concrete manipulatives are a must. It makes me wonder if I would have learned math more deeply when I was growing up if I would have been able to use them when I was struggling to understand something. Instead I became a robot who memorized everything a teacher did and thought that I was “learning”. It wasn’t until I took a class called Math & the Mind’s Eye in the early 90’s did I finally understand how the manipulatives made my understanding concrete! All that memorization finally made sense to me and I started seeing connections I never knew existed.