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La manipulation en mathématiques à l’école primaire

Abstract : Recent studies have again revealed that the mathematical level of french students has been declining for several years. New learning methods developed by researcher shighlight the importance of the manipulation in mathematics. Manipulate, but in which way? What purpose? When? Is it always effective? These are the many questions we asked ourselves. So, during several months we tried to understand how the manipulation helps students in primary school. Trainee teachers, have lead many observations in class from “moyenne section” to CE2. We analyzed how students use manipulations to build the number (from “moyenne section” to CE1) and how they use it for problems solving (CE2) in order to see what consequences it has on their learning. Indeed, if manipulation has for essential role to ease the transition to the abstraction, we could observe that manipulation has also an impact on the language and self confidence. To complete our researches we lead a survey of a hundred CM1 and CM2’s teachers about the place of manipulation in their teaching. By studying the whole levels of primary school we could observe the evolution of the role and the frequency of the manipulation in time.
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Laura Moisson, Léa Payan, Amandine Skiara. La manipulation en mathématiques à l’école primaire. Education. 2019. ⟨dumas-02309727⟩



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