[Numeracy 198] Re: manipulatives
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Susan, please do share what you learn from Making Math Real!
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Susan Jones <SUJones at parkland.edu> wrote:
> Nobody uses manipulatives here, which I think is a shame.
> Hard to make the bridge from concrete to abstract without the concrete,
> though we sometimes can anyway.
> We do use some visuals -- but not much of that, either.
> I wish I could say that the folks working with the more basic than
> pre-algebra did, but I'm 99 44/100% sure they don't either. We explain and
> wish and wonder why students don't connect math to the real world...
> That said, there's not a lot of evidence (either formal research or
> anecdotal) to say manipulatives help... I've seen them be one more layer of
> confusion, if the connection between the concrete to the symbols isn't
> solidified. One reason I'm really looking forward to the Making Math Real
> overview is that I have a feeling this does that (or at least makes a good
> effort;)) and would give me the tools to try.
> Susan Jones
> Academic Development Specialist
> Center for Academic Success
> Parkland College
> Champaign, IL 61821
> sujones at parkland.edu
> >>> Jaye Luke <flipfloprun at gmail.com> 2/18/2010 11:52 AM >>>
> I haven't taught a math class for adult learners...yet:) But I am curious
> 1- Are you using manipulatives?
> 2- If you are using manipulatives are they specifically for math
> rods) or more generalizable (tokens/tiles)?
> 3- Do you think the manipulatives are beneficial and why?
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