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ERIC Number: EJ1160704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
The Impact of Use of Manipulatives on the Math Scores of Grade 2 Students
Liggett, Robert Scott
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v26 n2 p87-101 2017
Today's society places a lot of pressure on schools, teachers, and students to improve test scores. This paper discusses the possibility of using mathematical manipulatives to improve student test scores and students' attitudes towards mathematics. Forty-three Grade 2 students with age ranges between six and eight from a rural town in Saskatchewan were selected. They were divided randomly into two groups: the treatment group (n = 22) and the control group (n = 21) and their pre- and post-test scores compared. Findings supported the hypothesis that students in the treatment group who received the math intervention obtained higher post-test scores in comparison to their classmates in the control group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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