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SXSWedu 2015

21st Century Manipulatives: Increasing Engagement

Advancements in 3D printing allow schools and districts to build personalized, hands-on materials that provide kids with the exact tools they need, without requiring mass produced, full class sets. Through this dynamic presentation, the audience members will see practical examples and learn how new technologies have changed the world of math manipulatives by engaging students, supporting them in building connections and increasing understanding of difficult math concepts.

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  1. Participants will better understand the process of 3D printed manipulatives and how they can be incorporated into K-12 math curriculum.
  2. Participants will learn how printed manipulatives can support a personalized learning environment for students.
  3. Participants will see first-hand how 3D printed manipulatives can be used to advance the understanding of mathematics.



Christine Byrd, Communications Manager, MIND Research Institute

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Future15
  • Track: DIY, Maker & Hacker
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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