Response to Hold the Marbles

I wish they had included the original study too.

I have always found that concrete examples paint a picture of how the concepts relate to student’s lives and triggers prior knowledge.  Using those visual examples may work for some while the symbols work for others.  I think it should be more about knowing your audience and determining the best course of action to take.  Each group is different.

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One Response to “Response to Hold the Marbles”

  1. I am a firm believer that if you can incorporate a math problem into something hands-on it can only increase the level of understanding. I don’t know how a student can apply a concept if they don’t have a true understanding.


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