Research on Use Virtual Manipulatives
Dina Rosen, Kean University, United States ; Arlene Bloom, New Jersey City University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This session considers research on and practices for preparing early childhood teachers to locate, evaluate and implement virtual manipulatives. In recent years, a number of websites have been developed that contain "virtual" versions of many of the popular real-world manipulatives. Virtual manipulatives are interactive, web-based, computer-generated objects that enable children to explore mathematical concepts through exploration of computer-generated objects. Some popular virtual manipulatives for early childhood settings include attribute and pattern blocks, geoboards, base blocks, color patterns, and tangrams.
Rosen, D. & Bloom, A. (2008). Research on Use Virtual Manipulatives. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3508-3513). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).