Title

Revisiting mathematics manipulative materials

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Education, Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

10070

Comments

This article was originally published as: Swan, P., & Marshall, L. (2010). Revisiting Mathematics Manipulative Materials. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 15(2), 13-19. Original article available here

Abstract

The use of mathematics manipulatives, the types that are most in use, the reasons for the use of the same and their implications are discussed. Potential gains of using mathematics manipulative materials in appropriate and in a systematic manner needs to be explained to the teacher and they should be given appropriate professional development within the overall context of the student's learning of mathematics.