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Utah State University

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Virtual manipulatives

2005

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Third Graders Learn About Fractions Using Virtual Manipulatives: A Classroom Study, Kelly Reimer, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2005

Third Graders Learn About Fractions Using Virtual Manipulatives: A Classroom Study, Kelly Reimer, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

With recent advances in computer technology, it is no surprise that the manipulation of objects in mathematics classrooms now includes the manipulation of objects on the computer screen. These objects, referred to as virtual manipulatives, are essentially replicas of physical manipulatives placed on the World Wide Web in the form of computer applets with additional advantageous features. The purpose of this project was to explore the effects of using several virtual manipulative ma·nip·u·la·tive adj. Serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate. n. Any of various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as ...