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What role can virtual manipulatives play in the classroom?

"Individual students learn in different ways. When manipulatives are used, the senses are brought into learning: students can touch and move objects to make visual representations of mathematical concepts. Manipulatives can be used to represent both numbers and operations on those numbers. In addition to meeting the needs of students who learn best in this way, manipulatives afford the teacher new ways of visiting a topic. Virtual manipulatives are online versions of these materials. These virtual manipulatives introduce children to computers and allow for many students to use the materials at once. Virtual manipulatives have the power to make visible that which is hard to see--and impossible to imagine?"
Source: http://otec.uoregon.edu/virtual_manipulatives.htm - Virtual Manips

## Online Mathematics Resources ... A Community Space For Math Mentors to Share Resources

What role can virtual manipulatives play in the classroom?"Individual students learn in different ways. When manipulatives are used, the senses are brought into learning: students can touch and move objects to make visual representations of mathematical concepts. Manipulatives can be used to represent both numbers and operations on those numbers. In addition to meeting the needs of students who learn best in this way, manipulatives afford the teacher new ways of visiting a topic. Virtual manipulatives are online versions of these materials. These virtual manipulatives introduce children to computers and allow for many students to use the materials at once. Virtual manipulatives have the power to make visible that which is hard to see--and impossible to imagine?"

Source: http://otec.uoregon.edu/virtual_manipulatives.htm - Virtual Manips

## Virtual Manipulative - Glenco