Virtual manipulatives have emerged as an exciting technology for mathematics learning. These Web-based representations of physical manipulatives such as pattern blocks and geoboards are flexible and dynamic, offering new opportunities for student activities and whole-class instruction.
This comprehensive resource guide by educator Patricia Moyer-Packenham provides an extensive introduction to the available resources, research, and benefits of this highly interactive tool. The book also features lesson plans, sample student work, and activities tied to the NCTM content standards.
Links to the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) provide classroom teachers with a wealth of ready-made activities that use virtual manipulatives to introduce and reinforce key math concepts.