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Are you seeking innovative ways to make solving quadratic equations more tangible and engaging in your classroom? Using manipulative tools to solve quadratic equations can significantly enhance students' understanding and retention. Join Jonathan Barnhill for this hands-on, interactive workshop as we explore practical strategies for integrating manipulatives into teaching for teaching the concept of solving quadratic equations by completing the square. Participants will also discover how to use tools such as algebra tiles, visual representations, and interactive apps to facilitate hands-on learning experiences for students. Get ready to enhance your teaching toolkit and unlock new ways to inspire and educate your students! Jonathan's expertise as a mathematics instructional specialist will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to design engaging lessons that leverage manipulatives to enhance student engagement and proficiency in solving quadratic equations, leading to improved mathematical fluency and confidence. 

This is workshop three of three for the series titled “Unlocking Mathematical Concepts: Harnessing Manipulatives in the Secondary Math Classroom.” 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Discover how to use manipulatives to create engaging, hands-on lessons that simplify the process of completing the square.  
  2. Gain insights into how manipulatives can help students better understand the principles and steps involved in solving quadratic equations.  
  3. Learn strategies to boost student engagement and participation through interactive activities.  
  4. Explore methods for assessing the impact of manipulative-based instruction on students' comprehension and problem-solving skills.

Workshop Details: 

While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to three continuing education credits. 

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school) as well as a free Polypad account at https://polypad.amplify.com/p. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 


Participants will respond to discussion prompts throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning. 

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