# Manipulatives

### Manipulatives as Symbols:

JOURNAL OF APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 18,37-54 (1 997) ISSN 01 93-3973 All rights of reproduction in any form resewed. O 1997 Ablex Publishing Corporation Manipulatives as Symbols: A New Perspective on the Use of Concrete Objects to Teach Mathematics D AVID H. U TTAL KATHYRN V. S C UDDER ...

### Manipulatives

Professional Learning Guides: Manipulatives 1 Manipulatives Manipulatives are physical, 3-dimensional objects that students use to increase their understanding of, and connections between, mathematical concepts.

### Manipulatives Use and Understanding in Mathematics

Manipulatives Use and Understanding in Mathematics "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius (551-479 BC) Overview The use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics has become as almost commonplace as the use of textbooks.

### Parent Information About the New Alberta Mathematics Curriculum

What are manipulatives? In math classrooms today, teachers are using manipulatives to help students learn mathematics. Manipulative materials are any concrete objects that allow students to explore an idea in an active, hands-on approach.

### manipulatives' very disappointing track record:

5. Do Manipulatives Help Children Understand Math? In this thought-provoking Theory Into Practice article, Nicole McNeil and Linda Jarvin (professors at Notre Dame and Tufts, respectively) question the effectiveness of classroom math manipulatives.

### Using Manipulatives To Teach Fractions

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION Sixth grade math students tremble in their seats when fraction units are begun. Students often struggle with the concept of fractions as well as any application of fractions.

### THE EFFECTIVE USE

EFFECTIVE USES OF MANIPULATIVES Research in England, Japan, China, and the United States supports the idea that mathematics instruction and student mathematics understanding will be more effective if manipulative materials are used ( Improving Mathematics Teaching by Using Manipulatives; James W ...