eJMT Abstract

Title The Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach In Teaching Primary Mathematics
Author Ngan Hoe LEE and Boon Leong Jeremy TAN
Volume 8
Number 2

This paper reports on the work to review the key pedagogical approach advocated in Singapore Primary Mathematics Curriculum—the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach or C-P-A Approach in view of the changes brought about by technological advances. In particular, the Concrete-Virtual-Pictorial-Abstract Approach or C-V-P-A Approach is proposed to take into account the role that virtual manipulatives play in enriching the representations of mathematical concepts in the mathematics classrooms. Through a case study, the study sought to determine the possible impact of this proposed revised approach on teachers’ delivery of lessons.