Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Manipulatives (Education); Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary);
An application was developed to aid in teaching core mathematical concepts to kindergarten through third grade students. This software would be available at minimal cost when compared to current alternatives, and was designed specifically with effectiveness in mind. A framework called motion virtual manipulatives was developed, allowing to the creation of a touch-based application on any flat wall or surface. The application developed implemented multiple forms of manipulatives, each designed to allow for ease-of-use. The application is planned to be tested in classrooms with the aid of a secondary application developed to analyze the use of this project’s application.
Keywords: mathematics, manipulatives, touch-based, elementary education
Year of Submission
Department of Computer Science
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2016 Cole Boudreau
Boudreau, Cole, "Motion virtual manipulatives in the elementary math classroom" (2016). Honors Program Theses. 207.