ERIC Number: ED461502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Mathematics and Manipulatives: Comparing Primary and Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Views.
Howard, Peter; Perry, Bob; Tracey, Danielle
This paper continues a research agenda to investigate teachers' beliefs about mathematics, mathematics learning, and mathematics teaching. Focus is given to data collected in 1996 and 1997 investigating the views of more than 900 primary and secondary mathematics teachers in the southwestern suburbs of Sydney and the North Coast of New South Wales towards the use of manipulatives in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Current mathematics curriculum documents support the availability and use of manipulatives by students and teachers in their mathematics teaching and learning through all school years. This paper provides data on the current use of manipulatives in the surveyed primary and secondary schools and compares primary and secondary mathematics teachers' responses about their use of manipulatives in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Questions about the effect of differences in this use on the transition of students from primary to secondary schools are also addressed. (Contains 28 references and 9 tables). (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/97pap/howap045.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Western Sydney Univ., Macarthur (Australia).
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Identifiers - Location: Australia