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

Rebecca Ambrose 

September 2002, Volume 9, Issue 1, Page 16

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Linking Research and Practice
Pre-K-2
Article
Curriculum Developer
Grades 3-5
Families
Intervention
Teacher
Manipulatives