The use of physical manipulatives helps pupils construct representations of concepts and even resolve misconceptions (Krontiris-Litowitz, 2003). Incorporating manipulative models as an integral part of delivering the lesson has been shown to improve pupils’ understanding of concepts with more depth, especially for complex subject matters in science (McLaurin, Halverson & Boyce, 2013).
Rolando M. Tan
Reviewed by: Dr. Risa L. Reyes
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