A Holistic Approach to Learning Mathematics Through the Use of Manipulatives in an Elementary Montessori Classroom

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Title A Holistic Approach to Learning Mathematics Through the Use of Manipulatives in an Elementary Montessori Classroom
Creator Michele Smith
Subject Mathematics; manipulatives; constructivism; Montessori; anxiety; MEd
Description The purpose of this research was to measure the holistic betterment of students by using manipulatives for mathematic education. The methodology for this research was an action research project that took place in an elementary Montessori classroom. Data was collected from a group of students by researcher observations, interviews with students, and standardized testing. The findings revealed that while using manipulatives three main factors were discovered. The first being that scaffolding the student from concrete to abstraction is key to the success of the manipulatives. The second being that their use did reduce anxiety. And the last finding was that students did require multiple educational approaches to ensure mathematical success. It was found that manipulatives are another productive tool that educators can use with proper training to aid students as they matriculate through mathematical concepts.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2018-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2018, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2018-06-09
Date Modified 2018-06-09
ID 1341287
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6r2552w
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