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ERIC Number: EJ1079416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Learning Area and Perimeter with Virtual Manipulatives
Bouck, Emily; Flanagan, Sara; Bouck, Mary
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v34 n4 p381-393 Oct 2015
Manipulatives are considered a best practice for educating students with disabilities, but little research exists which examines virtual manipulatives as tool for supporting students in mathematics. This project investigated the use of a virtual manipulative through the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives--polynominoes (i.e., tiles)--as a tool to help teachers present a unit on area and perimeter. The results suggest instruction with virtual manipulatives improved the understanding of area and perimeter by middle school students with disabilities. The students performed better on the posttest in terms of number of problems correct and number of problems attempted than on the pretest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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