Are We Overemphasizing Manipulatives in the Primary Grades to the Detriment of Girls?

  • Are We Overemphasizing Manipulatives in the Primary Grades to the Detriment of Girls?

    Rebecca Ambrose
    This article summarizes research revealing that some girls rely on manipulatives rather than invent more abstract approaches to problems. It provides suggestions for teachers to help develop more adventurous approaches to problem solving.