Using Manipulatives in Solving and Posing Mathematical Problems

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In mathematics classrooms, teachers use multiple representations to help students explore and develop abstract concepts. Students are engaged in problem solving as they manipulate objects as they search for a solution. They also can enhance their profound knowledge when posing a scenario problem that matches to the appropriate manipulatives. The integration of manipulatives during teaching and learning can conceptually support students’ acquisition of symbols and mathematical language.

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Rosli, R. , Goldsby, D. and Capraro, M. (2015) Using Manipulatives in Solving and Posing Mathematical Problems. Creative Education, 6, 1718-1725. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.616173.

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