When I first started teaching I don’t think I ONCE used a math manipulative with my students.  It was all about learning and memorizing procedures and I didn’t know they needed to actually understand the math.   Now, I’m a Recovering Traditionalist and I know that kids need to understand the math, not just DO it, and to help them understand they need to work with math manipulatives.  

In this episode, I’m sharing 3 key things to watch out for when working with math manipulatives.  We need to be using math manipulatives at any age however we need to make sure we do it properly or they can easily become just like any other rote procedure we tend to teach kids in mathematics.  Get any links mentioned in this video at BuildMathMinds.com/168 

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