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ERIC Number: EJ449539
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Magical Hopes: Manipulatives and the Reform of Math Education.
Ball, Deborah Loewenberg
American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, v16 n2 p14-18,46-47 Sum 1992
Citing examples from the author's third grade mathematics classroom, describes problems stemming from the use of concrete objects (e.g., fraction bars, base-10 blocks, and popsicle sticks). The vignettes show the fallacy of assuming that students will automatically draw the conclusions that their teachers want simply by interacting with particular manipulatives. (RLC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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