Ep 59: Why not manipulatives?

08.03.2021 - By Math is Figure-Out-Able with Pam Harris

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Are manipulatives sometimes overhyped? When are they useful, and when can they actually get in the way of the mathematics? What role do they play in our discussion about the modeling framework? Pam and Kim discuss these tricky questions, and discuss the power of contexts and developing models as tools for reasoning.
Talking Points: What are manipulatives?Making decisions based on our goal as teachersDo manipulatives embody mathematics?How to choose appropriate contexts

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