Virtual math manipulatives lets Visual and Kinesthetic Learners see and interact with math concepts. Their use ranges from the simple (such as interchanging blocks) to the complex (such as loan repayment schedules). By using the manipulates students can interact with the material without fear of making a mistake. Also, by bringing abstract concepts back to the concrete level students are frequently able to fill-in missing gaps in their knowledge and get past blocks they previously had. I frequently use virtual manipulatives in my tutoring. Check them out today.
Virtual Manipulative National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:
One of the best known and largest libraries of virtual manipulatives organized by subject and grade level.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ virtual manipulatives and lesson library
Another large collection of virtual manipulatives which can be sorted by subject or audience
A searchable library of links to virtual manipulatives hosted on other websites.http://www.mathforum.org/mathtools/
-By Adam Levin,
Full-time tutor and founder of Tutor Delphia
Bouck, E., & Flanagan, S. (2010). Virtual Manipulatives: What They Are and How Teachers Can Use Them. Intervention in School and Clinic, 45(3), 186-191. Retrieved from ERIC database.
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