ERIC Number: ED326426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Use of Manipulatives, Calculators, and Computers in Selected Kansan Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Classrooms.
This paper discusses the results of questionnaires sent to principals and teachers on the subject of manipulatives, computer, and calculator availability and use in the classroom. The study was done in order to develop a better understanding of teachers' inservice needs. Results of the study include: (1) most teachers have at least some manipulatives available to them; (2) on average, students use manipulatives about once a week; (3) the most common use of computers is for drill and practice; and (4) the most common use of calculators is for checking paper-and-pencil work. An introduction is followed by a literature review, and by brief descriptions of the methodology, instruments, sample, and procedure. A discussion of the results precedes the general conclusions. Tables listing percentages of availability of manipulatives and student usage time with manipulatives, computers, and calculators are appended. (KR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: A paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 17-20, 1990).