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ERIC Number: ED506270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-27
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
"Capstone B" Mathematics Manipulatives
McLaughlin, Meghan
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The purpose of this paper is to share the results of a fourteen-week study that focused on the effects of teaching mathematics instruction with the implementation of manipulatives in an elementary classroom. Students that fill our classrooms deserve the opportunity to use manipulatives to help them grasp all the different concepts that are taught during mathematics instruction. For this project, two fourth grade classrooms will be studied. These two classes are going to be introduced to division concepts. In one classroom, the use of manipulatives will be introduced in context with the division problems. The other classroom will not use manipulatives. Therefore, the variables for this Action Research Project are the use of manipulatives in the classroom and the student's test scores. The interventions for this study are implementing the use of manipulatives into mathematics instruction for students in elementary school. Division can be a very hard concept for children to comprehend, therefore, breaking the process down by using hands-on materials, will allow the students to fully understand the operation and successfully divide numbers. One appendix is included: (1) Teacher Observation.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A