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ERIC Number: EJ1096945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Using Manipulatives to Teach Elementary Mathematics
Boggan, Matthew; Harper, Sallie; Whitmire, Anna
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v3 Jun 2010
The purpose of this paper is to explain the importance and benefits of math manipulatives. For decades, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has encouraged school districts nationwide to use manipulatives in mathematical instruction. The value of manipulatives has been recognized for many years, but some teachers are reluctant to use them in their lessons. Throughout this paper, a discussion of the positive results of several research studies that strongly suggest the use of manipulatives will be mentioned. The history and advancement of manipulatives with also be discussed. Defining manipulatives and explaining the correct way to use them will be highlighted in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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