An Oldie, But a Goodie

I kicked it old school today with my E-Z Grader. I noticed it had a price tag on it from "Miller's School Supply" which means I bought in in Florida my first year of teaching many moons ago. I don't often use numerical grades. But when I need to I LOVE this thing. My kids asked me about it today. They were so intrigued by this non-electronic tool. They asked if they could "play" with it. So I let them. And then 2 boys decided to figure out how it worked. And through doing so they taught themselves about percentages and tested their ideas by trying different numbers. It was a nice reminder of how important hands-on exploration is. Do you have a trusty old tool or resource you always find yourself going back to?

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