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Investigations
Investigations: Using Virtual Manipulatives to Investigate Patterns and Generate Rules in Algebra

Patricia Moyer-Packenham 

April 2005, Volume 11, Issue 8, Page 437

Abstract:

This issue focuses on an activity about virtual manipulatives on teaching algebra concepts. Investigations are hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Investigations is a regular feature of Teaching Children Mathematics and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics.

Keywords:
Article
Pre-K-2
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Algebraic Patterns
Grades 3-5
Curriculum Developer
Conceptual Development
Interactives / Applets
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Manipulatives
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Representation
Shapes