I am a visual learner, so I feel it is important to provide students with concrete materials and visual representations of those manipulatives. Many times, we skip right from concrete to abstract without giving students opportunities to represent things or see visual representations. This is a valuable bridge for students to cross.
I have been a elementary school teacher, was a mathematics resource teacher/ coach and I am currently a elementary school administrator.
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