Research on Use Virtual Manipulatives

ID: 21072 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Dina Rosen, Kean University, United States
  2. Arlene Bloom, New Jersey City University, United States

Wednesday, March 5 11:00-11:20 AM Location: Capri 113

Presider: Perien Boer, Teachers College, United States

Abstract: This session considers research on and practices for preparing early childhood teachers to locate, evaluate and implement virtual manipulatives. In recent years, a number of websites have been developed that contain "virtual" versions of many of the popular real-world manipulatives. Virtual manipulatives are interactive, web-based, computer-generated objects that enable children to explore mathematical concepts through exploration of computer-generated objects. Some popular virtual manipulatives for early childhood settings include attribute and pattern blocks, geoboards, base blocks, color patterns, and tangrams.


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