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Author:Bridget Murray, American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor
Description: ... psychologists differ over the merits of teaching children 'whole math'. An APA newsletter article that outlines the debate over the effectiveness of whole math, a demonstrative approach where manipulatives help children understand math concepts. "Some psychologists and educators claim the method undermines children’s grasp of math fundamentals — the formulas and numerical operations that constitute math's core. They say children need those solid math skills before they can truly connect math concepts."

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Ed Topics: Back-to-Basics, Constructivism

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