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.


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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