Digital Manipulatives: New Toys to Think With
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|Resnick, Martin, Berg, Borovoy, Colella, Kramer, Silverman; MIT Media Laboratory|
|Manipulative materials such as Cuisenaire Rods and Pattern Blocks enable children to explore mathematical and scientific concepts such as number and shape through direct manipulation of physical objects. Resnick et al. have developed a new generation of "digital manipulatives" - computationally enhanced versions of traditional children's toys - that enable children to explore a new set of concepts (in particular, "systems concepts" such as feedback and emergence) previously considered too advanced for children to learn. This paper discusses four of them: computationally-augmented versions of blocks, beads, balls, and badges.|
|Resource Types:||Manipulatives, Articles, Bibliographies|
|Math Ed Topics:||Manipulatives|
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