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Are you seeking innovative ways to make quadratic concepts more tangible and engaging in your classroom? Using manipulative tools to solve different types of quadratic expressions 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 quadratic factoring such as trinomials, perfect squares, and the difference of squares. 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 cultivate a classroom environment where students develop a robust understanding of quadratic factoring, leading to improved mathematical fluency and problem-solving abilities. 

This is workshop two 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 interactive and engaging lessons on quadratic factoring.  
  2. Gain insights into how manipulatives can help students visualize and understand the properties and factoring of quadratic expressions.  
  3. Learn strategies to boost student engagement and participation through hands-on activities. 
  4. Explore methods for assessing the impact of manipulatives on students' understanding and retention of quadratic factoring. 

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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