ERIC Number: EJ1216656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Physical and Virtual Manipulative Framework Conceptions of Undergraduate Pre-Service Teachers
Ortiz, Enrique; Eisenreich, Heidi A.; Tapp, Laura E. K.
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, v20 n1 p62-84 2019
The goal of this study is to analyze undergraduate elementary school pre-service teachers' conceptions and misconceptions of physical and virtual manipulative materials using an interpretive "framework." The "framework" involved the use of the "Concrete," "Pictorial" and "Abstract cognitive levels" combined with the "Virtual-level," or "CPVA-framework." The "CPVA instrument" was used to answer two research questions related to participants' understanding of "CPVA-levels" using the "framework" during a mathematics methods course. Pre-, post and follow-up test scores were analyzed. The participants demonstrated improvement from pre-test to post- and follow-up-tests. However, this improvement was limited by their understanding of the "Virtual-level."
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Undergraduate Study, Preservice Teachers, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Cognitive Ability, Computer Oriented Programs, Methods Courses
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