Work with interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials. Select the desired type of content or browse the database to manually select entries. View detailed descriptions, manage and extract code samples, perform cross-referencing operations.
NLVM 5.0 for Mac can be downloaded from our software library for free. The most popular versions of the application are 5.0 and 3.0. The NLVM installer is commonly called nlvm30setup_english.dmg. This Mac application was originally developed by Utah State University. The most recent installer that can be downloaded is 5 MB in size. The software is included in Education Tools. Our antivirus scan shows that this Mac download is virus free.
From the developer:
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives ( NLVM ) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation.
Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications.
You may want to check out more Mac applications, such as Gee, Arcade Math Blocks or Solar Eclipse Maestro, which might be similar to NLVM.