What research shows the importance of the use of manipulatives for all elementary (K-5 ) students when learning new concepts? What videos do you have showing the use of manipulatives at all levels?
Teachers allow students to use manipulatives at the beginning of the year and then "put them away" by semester. Why? Students need concrete manipulatives and examples whenever they learn new concepts, however the older a student is, the less they are using manipulatives ---they are just learning the standard algorithm.
- Pre K-5
- Assessment / Planning
- Student Collaboration