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Teaching Math with Virtual Manipulatives

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Over at Curriculum Matters, my colleague Sean Cavanagh writes about an online site featuring virtual manipulatives for math and science classes.

David Wetzel offers a variety of interactive math resources at his Teachscienceandmath blog, here, including math games and Google Earth math applications. As Sean writes, manipulatives are boxes, shapes, figures and games that students can handle in class to make connections to math concepts.

I've heard a lot of experts caution about putting traditional curriculum materials on the Web without adapting them appropriately to the digital format. This is an interesting example of how a standard classroom tool can evolve with technology.

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