ERIC Number: ED389542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging Manipulative-Exploratory Play and the Development of Mathematical Concepts in a Technology-Rich Environment.
The paper shows that the study of mathematics can be organized as a complex learning enterprise integrating manipulative-exploratory play into a newer software tool environment--a dynamic geometry, a spreadsheet, and a relation grapher. The discussion reflects work done in a lab setting with preservice and inservice teachers enrolled in contemporary general mathematics and problem-solving courses. The psychological aspects of learning mathematical concepts through integrating computer activities and some possible implications of the approach for mathematics teacher education are highlighted from a Vygotskian perspective. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Manipulative Play
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.