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Mental Arithmetic and Interactivity: the Effect of Manipulating External Number Representations on Older Children’s Mental Arithmetic Success

Manipulative artefacts are considered useful scaffolds of arithmetic during early years education, but their use is considered less important as children get older. Yet adult arithmetic performance often recruits artefacts to improve accuracy and efficiency, and so the same benefits should accrue to children beyond early years. We propose that interacting with manipulatives...