Examining the Role of Manipulatives and Metacognition on Engagement , Learning , and Transfer

@inproceedings{Belenky2009ExaminingTR,
  title={Examining the Role of Manipulatives and Metacognition on Engagement , Learning , and Transfer},
  author={Daniel M. Belenky and Timothy J. Nokes},
  year={2009}
}
How does the type of learning material impact what is learned? The current research investigates the nature of students’ learning of math concepts when using manipulatives (Uttal, Scudder, & DeLoache, 1997). We examined how the type of manipulative (concrete, abstract, none) and problem-solving prompt (metacognitive or problem-focused) affect student learning, engagement, and knowledge transfer. Students who were given concrete manipulatives with metacognitive prompts showed better transfer of… CONTINUE READING