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Hands-On or Hands Off: Teaching Math Using Hands-On Math Manipulatives vs. Traditional Lecture
by Olson, Jacqueline E., M.A., Trinity Christian College, 2017, 31; 10639674
Abstract (Summary)

The focus of my research is to explore the benefits of teaching students with and without learning disabilities using hands-on learning vs. traditional lecture for math. I looked at the ways in which students used manipulatives while the educator instructed the class on new math materials. I also observed students receiving the same math lesson without using math manipulatives. The study took place in a first grade class where numerous math lessons were given by educators. Through careful examination of data samples, observations, data collection and analysis, we will be able to see if using math manipulatives are effective compared to traditional lecture. This study was completed using data collected through quantitative and qualitative methods. Research has shown the importance, relevance, and necessity of reaching all learners by using math manipulatives when teaching math concepts.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Powell, Patti
School: Trinity Christian College
Department: Special Education
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mathematics education, Instructional Design, Special education
Publication Number: 10639674
ISBN: 978-0-355-47857-0
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