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February 2002, Volume 8, Issue 6

FEATURES

Calculators as Learning Tools for Young Children's Explorations of Number
DeAnn Huinker
The introduction of calculators to young children and their early experiences in exploring numerals, counting, number magnitude, and number relationships.

Racing against Time - Using Technology to Explore Distance, Rate, and Time
N. Essex, Diana Lambdin, Rebecca McGraw
Using a software program to explore change in distance, rate, and time.

Learning Geometry in a Dynamic Computer Environment
Michael Battista
How dynamic geometry computer software can foster the development of students' understanding and reasoning about two-dimensional shapes, all within a problem-based inquiry classroom environment.

Bridging the Gap: Using Interactive Computer Tools to Build Fraction Schemes
John Olive
How one fourth-grade child (Joe) was able to construct meaning for both common and improper fractions based on his knowledge of whole-number multiplication, using specially designed computer software.

Powerful Software to Enhance the Elementary School Mathematics Program
John Kerrigan
Reviews of software currently on the market for grades K-6.

What Are Virtual Manipulatives?
Patricia Moyer, Johnna Bolyard, Mark Spikell
A definition for virtual manipulatives, examples of virtual manipulative websites, and discussion of their potential uses for teaching mathematics in K-12 classrooms.