Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | January 11, 2012

Manual dexterity, II

This is a continuation of the previous post.

Among horrors proudly shown at the recent Computer Based Math Education Summit was a software package for primary school where pupils were supposed to enter numeric answers by moving, with a computer mouse, beads on a virtual number rack (two-string abacus) on the computer screen. Maria Montessori introduced number rack for enhancing pupils’ TACTILE perception of number!

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