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Mathematical Manipulatives: Creating An Environment For Understanding, Efficiency, Engagement, And Enjoyment, Ashlee Cockett, Peter W. Kilgour Jul 2015

Mathematical Manipulatives: Creating An Environment For Understanding, Efficiency, Engagement, And Enjoyment, Ashlee Cockett, Peter W. Kilgour

TEACH COLLECTION of Christian Education

This study examines the impact of using manipulatives in Mathematics on student understanding, efficiency, engagement and enjoyment in a lower primary classroom. Manipulatives are concrete physical objects that students can use in a hands-on approach to learning. During this research, 32 students were involved in various mathematical activities involving different kinds of manipulatives and also in activities where manipulatives were not used at all. The types of manipulatives used were clocks, coins, MAB blocks and the interactive whiteboard. Quantitative data was collected using a survey while qualitative data in the form of observations was also collected. The results showed that ...


Transforming Classroom Practice, Nigel Lynn, Beverly J. Christian Jul 2015

Transforming Classroom Practice, Nigel Lynn, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Is it possible to foster excellence, engagement and intergenerational understanding through a Year Eight Technology project?