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technology from the classroom
technology from the classroom: Virtual manipulatives to assess understanding

Pamela Edwards Johnson, Melissa Campet, Kelsey Gaber, and Emma Zuidema Edited by Spencer Jamieson, Patricia W. Freeman, and Courtney Baker 

October 2012, Volume 19, Issue 3, Page 202

Abstract:
Three preservice teachers used virtual manipulatives during clinical interviews with students of elemen-tary school age. The technology exposed students’ problem-solving strategies and mathematical understanding, promoting just-in-time teaching about the target content. The process of completing and reflecting on the interviews contributed to growth of the preservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Teacher in Training / Preservice Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Technology