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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 1999
J.D. Price, J Willis, Dee Anna Willis, M Jost & S Boger-Mehall
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There is much evidence to support the fact that manipulatives create a visual representation as well as provide a tactile (hands-on) approach to many geometric situations. De Los Santos and Patton believe that while computers create a visual representation, the tactile (hands-on) approach is missing. They conjecture that, in order for children to be the most successful, tactile (hands-on) activities using manipulatives must be included in the lessons and precede any LOGO activities. The study in progress follows a post-test only experimental design. The control group receives LOGO instruction while the experimental group receives instruction using manipulatives prior to the LOGO instruction. The post-test will measure the ability to construct interior and exterior angles and given polygons.