publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

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

Belenky, Daniel M.; Nokes, Timothy J.;
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  • Published: 16 Dec 2009 Journal: The Journal of Problem Solving, volume 2 (eissn: 1932-6246, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
How does the type of learning material impact what is learned? The current research in- vestigates 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 a procedural skill than students given abstract manipulatives or those given concrete manipulatives with problem-focused prompts. Overall, students who reported low leve...
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free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Metacognition, Student learning, Knowledge transfer, Protocol analysis, Mathematics education, Pedagogy, Likert scale, Transfer of training, Psychology, Procedural skill, Statistical analysis, learning, engagement, transfer, problem solving, manipulatives
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

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

Belenky, Daniel M.; Nokes, Timothy J.;