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An Examination Of Children’S Learning Progression Shifts While Using Touch Screen Virtual Manipulative Mathematics Apps, Christina M. Watts, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Stephen I. Tucker, Emma P. Bullock, Jessica F. Shumway, Aria Westenskow, Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood, Katie Anderson-Pence, Salif Mahamane, Kerry Jordan Nov 2016

An Examination Of Children’S Learning Progression Shifts While Using Touch Screen Virtual Manipulative Mathematics Apps, Christina M. Watts, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Stephen I. Tucker, Emma P. Bullock, Jessica F. Shumway, Aria Westenskow, Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood, Katie Anderson-Pence, Salif Mahamane, Kerry Jordan

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The purpose of this study was to examine shifts in young children's learning progression levels while they interacted with virtual manipulative mathematics apps on touch-screen devices. A total of 100 children participated in six mathematics learning sequences while using 18 virtual manipulative mathematics touch-screen apps during clinical interviews. Researchers developed a micro-scoring tool to analyze video data from two camera sources (i.e., GoPro camera, wall-mounted camera). Our results showed that it is possible to document evidence of shifts in children's learning progressions while they are interacting with mathematics apps on touch-screen devices. Our results also indicated patterns ...


How Affordances And Constraints Of Physical And Virtual Manipulatives Support The Development Of Procedural Fluency And Algorithmic Thinking In Mathematics, Jennifer Such, Patricia Seray Moyer-Packenham Jan 2016

How Affordances And Constraints Of Physical And Virtual Manipulatives Support The Development Of Procedural Fluency And Algorithmic Thinking In Mathematics, Jennifer Such, Patricia Seray Moyer-Packenham

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The purpose of this study was to examine how the affordances and constraints of physical and virtual manipulatives influence the development of students’ algorithmic thinking when learning algebra and rational number concepts. Thirty-six third-grade students participated in two weeks of instruction using physical and virtual manipulatives as instructional tools. The primary design of the study was a teaching experiment in which quantitative and qualitative data were collected to provide a holistic examination. Pre- and post-test items were used in the quantitative analysis following a within-subjects crossover repeated measures design. Students’ written work, a user survey, student interviews, field notes, and ...


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

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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 ...


Exploring Representation In The Middle Grades: Investigations In Geometry With Virtual Manipulatives, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, J. J. Bolyard Jan 2002

Exploring Representation In The Middle Grades: Investigations In Geometry With Virtual Manipulatives, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, J. J. Bolyard

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Examines the importance of virtual manipulatives from the Internet to geometrical learning and teaching in classrooms. Purpose of the incorporation of virtual manipulatives; Definition of dynamic visual representation; Advantages of virtual manipulatives; Discussion on the concept of representation.