Extending tangible interfaces for education: digital montessori-inspired manipulatives

  title={Extending tangible interfaces for education: digital montessori-inspired manipulatives},
  author={Oren Zuckerman and Saeed Arida and Mitchel Resnick},
This paper introduces a new framework for thinking about tangible interfaces in education, with specific focus on abstract problem domains.Manipulatives are physical objects specifically designed to foster learning. We offer a new classification of Manipulatives: "Froebel-inspired Manipulatives" (FiMs) and "Montessori-inspired Manipulatives" (MiMs). We argue that FiMs are design materials, fostering modeling of real-world structures, while MiMs foster modeling of more abstract structures. We… CONTINUE READING
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