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Angie S. Eshelman

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Manipulatives
Posted: Apr 6, 1995 10:21 PM
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There is a really good article, written by a prof here at MSU (who, BTW,
contributed to the writing of the NCTM Teaching Standards), that discusses
some caveats about manipulative use, which you might find useful:

Ball, D. L. (1992). Magical hopes: Manipulatives and the reform of
mathematics education. American Educator, 16(2), 14-18, 46-47.

I can see that you get a copy if you are unable to obtain one.
Angie S. Eshelman
116 Erickson Hall Office: (517) 353-0628
Michigan State University E-Mail: eshelma2@studente.msu.edu
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034

At 4:57 PM 4/6/95, Peter J. Smith wrote:
> I am in need of research information supporting the use of
>manipulatives to teach mathematics. There is some concern in the Omaha
>Public School area that the use of manipulatives is untested as a
>successful strategy for teaching mathematics.

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