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Multimedia-Supported Metaphors for Meaning Making in Mathematics


Cognition and Instruction Volume 17, Number 3, ISSN 0737-0008


Two experiments examined the use of a number-line metaphor presented with interactive multimedia to help sixth graders with varying levels of mathematics achievement or spatial ability build connections between addition and subtraction of signed numbers and existing conceptual knowledge. Results indicated that use of multiple representations benefited students with high achievement/ability more than students with low achievement/ability. (Author/KB)


Moreno, R. & Mayer, R.E. (1999). Multimedia-Supported Metaphors for Meaning Making in Mathematics. Cognition and Instruction, 17(3), 215. Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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