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  • Heather Alden

    August 1, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    I think it is important to be more Prince by thinking about each concept in the concrete-visual-abstract progression. I think as students get older, teachers do less and less concrete and start with visual or abstract in teaching. The students who are struggling with the new concepts may end up receiving support from manipulatives. However, all students will benefit from starting concrete to develop much deeper understanding of concepts. I will be more Prince next year by always asking how I can start a concept with manipulatives first.