Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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Students gain better knowledge of how fractions and note values work together and to better understand the concept of note values. They access the concepts of fractions and how they apply to music notation. Students incorporate kinesthetic application within this activity as well.
Students listen to the reading of the book "A Remainder of One" and use math manipulatives to recreat "bug squadrons".
Students work with patterns. In this pattern lesson, students find AB patterns in nature and the manmade world. They create their own AB pattern using math manipulatives and visual arts. 
Second graders practice subtracting numbers by using a visual aide.  In this number sense lesson, 2nd graders complete whole number subtraction problems by utilizing manipulative cubes to visualize the equation.  Students complete a worksheet with many subtraction problems.
Third graders use basic math facts as writing prompts for math stories. In this math story writing lesson, 3rd graders use basic third grade math facts as prompts to write and illustrate math stories. They listen to a read aloud of Elinor J. Pinczes, One Hundred Hungry Ants, while thinking about the groups of ants that are described in the story. They use software to write their own math story.
Several activity centers help your youngsters explore math concepts to see that math is all around us. They participate in a toys/game area, a block area, a dramatic play area, an art area, a library area, a discovery area, a sand/water area to improve their math skills. There are suggested ideas of how to connect math concepts in each of these exploration areas.
Using jelly beans as math manipulatives can be a tasty way to introduce and reinforce math concepts. Regardless of the time of year, candy can be used to excite learners and facilitate a wide variety of mathematical concepts. 
Who knew there were so many fun educational opportunities featuring pasta? Scholars read a brief informational text about the history of pasta (note that "macaroni" is spelled two different ways, so address this if kids are reading independently). They discuss new vocabulary terms, some of which are defined within the lesson plan. Extend the objective using any of the cross-curricular activities, all of which require different types of uncooked pasta. Kids can use the pasta as math manipulatives, sort different types, create patterns or bar graphs, compare and contrast different types, and create artwork using food coloring. there are also some reading suggestions.
Explore early algebra by participating in a pattern identification activity using a random assortment of different household materials. The class creates, completes, and analyzes different patterns with the help of leggos, buttons, shells, and beans. Tip: Extend learning to the home, by having mom, dad, and learner explore patterns with items found in the kitchen.
Tackle The Common Core math standards with some help from your friends in Singapore.
An impressive number of math manipulative ideas are available in this math resource. This page is really a resource guide with links to 18 different math manipulative ideas. The ideas are quite good, and the pages are all printable.
Time for candy math! Yes, get out those Skittles, M&M's, and jelly beans because you are going to make math sweet. There are six different candy math ideas here for you to try. You're kids will use treats to add, subtract, sort, make patterns, make shapes, and estimate. They can get better at math as they play with their food!
Try these tips for helping pupils learn the tools they need to succeed in math.
Add to the organization of your classroom with this set of labels. From dominoes and pattern blocks, to measuring tools and play money, this resource includes labels for 18 different types of math materials, making it perfect for any elementary school teacher.
Any first grader can master the Common Core math standards with this checklist! With each standard rewritten as an affirmative I can statement, children are provide with clear goals to work toward throughout the school year.
  • Display an enlarged copy of this checklist in the classroom to serve as reference during math lessons
  • Implement this resource as an ongoing assessment of student growth, documenting the abilities of each child with respect to the Common Core standards 
Students write a math lesson plan with manipulatives, drill and practice, and assessments. In this math lesson plan, students do this for addition.
Students compare numbers using math manipulatives, tokens or blocks. In this comparing and ordering numbers instructional activity, students make models of 2 numbers and determine which is the greater. Students practice writing groups of numbers in order and are introduced to the concept of a number line. Links lead to additional ideas and resources.
Third graders incorporate math into dancing. In this algebra lesson, 3rd graders identify different shapes and patterns using dance movements. They relate the different creations to polygons as they incorporate the use of stretchy bands to make the shapes.
Get learners to analyze two-digit numbers based on place value, and use manipulatives to add and subtract both 1 and 10. A place value chart is available, and you can project it during guided practice. Through visualizing numbers, learners work on addition and subtraction patterns as a group.
Fifth graders visit Web sites on the World Wide Web for interactive practice in recognizing place value for numbers. They work in teams of two to practice identifying place values of whole number and decimals by creating place value cards.

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