Unpacking Manipulatives- Andrea Donovan

By Stephen Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities.

In this Symposium session, researchers tackle questions about the when, why, where and how of using manipulatives in the mathematics classroom. In this presentation, University of Wisconsin’s (Madison) Andrea Donovan presents her research, “Concrete Connections: Testing the Effects of Differing Instructional Methods on Children’s Ability to Connect Concrete Objects and Abstract Symbols During Math Learning”.