International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives

  • Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Part of the Mathematics Education in the Digital Era book series (MEDE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Frameworks and Definitions

  3. Research and Design

  4. Tools for Research

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-345

About this book


This book explores terminology, frameworks, and research being conducted worldwide on virtual manipulatives. It brings together international authors who provide their perspectives on virtual manipulatives in research and teaching. By defining terminology, explaining conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and reporting research, the authors provide a comprehensive foundation on the study and use of virtual manipulatives for mathematics teaching and learning. This foundation provides a common way for researchers to communicate about virtual manipulatives and build on the major works that have been conducted on this topic. By discussing these big ideas, the book advances knowledge for future research on virtual manipulatives as these dynamic tools move from computer platforms to hand-held, touch-screen, and augmented platforms.


Cognitive effects of web-based instructional interventions Computer manipulative in education Digital object in math education Distance learning framework MathemAntics virtual block manipulatives Online manipulative in education Online math app Role of symbolization in manipulatives Teacher uses of Virtual manipulatives Tiggly's counting rods and apps TinkerPlots: Dynamic Data exploration Virtual Manipulative Young children's use of virtual manipulatives online math object

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32716-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32718-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-8136
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-8144
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