ERIC Number: ED355097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Manipulatives: Motivating Mathematics.
This document is a catalogue designed to help motivate students by familiarizing teachers with use and selection of manipulative materials. The first section discusses what manipulative materials are, how to use manipulative materials in instruction, in what branches of mathematics manipulative can be used, what students benefit from manipulative use, physical and pedagogical criteria for manipulative selection, and the feasibility of commercial manipulatives. Subsequent sections include the following: (1) hints for using manipulatives, (2) suggested manipulative materials, (3) suggestions for setting up a mathematics manipulative lending library that discuss lending procedures and parental involvement in using the library, and (4) three activities for the K-2 level related to addition. (Contains seven references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Media Selection, Parent Participation, Special Libraries, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dade Public Education Fund, Miami, FL.
Note: Part of the Impact II Program.