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Topic: Re: Manipulatives in Math
Replies: 1   Last Post: Apr 10, 1995 9:10 AM

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Eileen Abrahamson

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Re: Manipulatives in Math
Posted: Apr 8, 1995 4:22 PM
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It seems that we need some concrete research on the value of manipulative
in math education.
* Are they only beneficial if the manipulatives are used in a
* Are they more or less beneficial for various age groups,
* Is there truly a teaching technique, employing
manipulatives, that could be destructive to learning in math?
* In otherwords could manipulatives be "educational poison"
in the wrong hands?

It seems that the time is ripe to seriously study this issue and perhaps
put the controversy to bed once and for all. I'm game if anyone else is


Eileen Abrahamson
Edw. Neill Elemetary
13409 Upton Ave. So.
Burnsville, MN 55337

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