Providing physical and virtual representations of numbers and math concepts helps activate mental processes. Learners understand more deeply through hands-on experimentation and exploration with manipulatives.
Starting at 1:16, watch how these students use manipulatives to build their mathematical reasoning and problem solving. By using algebra tiles, snap cubes, and colored rods, students develop their conceptual understanding of abstract concepts and can more easily demonstrate their Algebraic Thinking.
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Learn how products such as DragonBox Numbers allow learners to playfully explore digital manipulatives to strengthen their Number Sense. Through various games using the manipulatives, learners can build Geometric Reasoning and enhance Algebraic Thinking.