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McNeil, Nicole M.; Jarvin, Linda – Theory Into Practice, 2007
The use of manipulatives in the classroom has been advocated for decades. However, the theoretical and empirical support for this practice is mixed. Some researchers suggest that manipulatives facilitate learning by (a) providing an additional channel for conveying information, (b) activating real-world knowledge, and/or (c) improving memory…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Manipulative Materials, Class Activities