Andrew Manches

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Andrew is a Research Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab, UK. His work builds on his PhD looking at how new forms of technology, such as tangible technology, can be designed to help young children explore different number concepts. This has recently informed the design of an exploratory number environment currently being evaluated on an Ipad. This work reflects Andrew’s wider interests into the way technology and forms of interaction shape early learning experiences and opportunities. Prior to research, Andrew worked as a qualified Infant teacher in Primary and Special Needs schools in a socially deprived area in the South of England. Andrew recently set up a joint company, Plingtoys, which is currently building a prototype learning technology for young children.