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ERIC Number: EJ1122849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Virtual Manipulatives: Tools for Teaching Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities
Shin, Mikyung; Bryant, Diane P.; Bryant, Brian R.; McKenna, John W.; Hou, Fangjuan; Ok, Min Wook
Intervention in School and Clinic, v52 n3 p148-153 Jan 2017
Many students with learning disabilities demonstrate difficulty in developing a conceptual understanding of mathematical topics. Researchers recommend using visual models to support student learning of the concepts and skills necessary to complete abstract and symbolic mathematical problems. Virtual manipulatives (i.e., interactive visual models) can be used as tools for students while actively engaging in learning mathematics. This article discusses (a) technology trends in teaching mathematics to students with learning disabilities, (b) virtual manipulatives as instructional mathematical tools for use in the classroom, (c) the benefits of using virtual manipulatives, and (d) potential challenges with using virtual manipulatives for instructional purposes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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