Effects of worked examples using manipulatives on fifth graders' learning performanceand attitude toward mathematics

Chun Yi Lee*, Ming-Jang Chen

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of worked examples using virtual manipulatives on the learning performance and attitudes of fifth grade students toward mathematics. The results showed that: (1) the utilization of non-routine examples could promote learning performance of equivalent fractions. (2) Learning with virtual manipulatives was as effective as with physical manipulatives. (3) Virtual manipulatives can increase learning enjoyment compared with physical counterparts. Implications and recommendations are also presented for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-275
Number of pages12
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Equivalent fraction
  • Non-routine example
  • Virtual manipulative
  • Worked example

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