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#### Cuisenaire Multiplication

For Students 1st - 3rd
Cuisenaire Rods give learners an excellent strategy as they learn about multiplication. How many ways can they make the same product? Using a target product, learners lay out rods to achieve that number through various factors. This...
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For Teachers K - 1st
Eat your math manipulatives, are you serious? Yup, Learners listen to the story The M & M's Addition book, add single digit numbers to reach sums up to six, and demonstrate addition and subtraction number combinations using several...
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#### Pigs in a Pen

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners explore numbers, counting, and one-to-one correspondence. Through demonstrations and hands on activities using math manipulatives, they discover several number concepts as well as practice counting throught rote...
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#### Fraction Number Lines 1 to 2

For Students 3rd - 5th
Now that your elementary schoolers have completed number lines from zero to one, give them this review sheet! Seven number lines are shown here, fractions included. Consider having your mathematicians add two or three new points on each...
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#### Part-Whole Mats

For Students K - 1st
A part-whole mat is a great way to practice simple addition using math manipulatives. Learners choose a number card and place it at the top of their mat. Using counters, they record the different number pairs which would add together to...
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#### Division (No Remainders)

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Help young mathematicians build a solid understanding of division with this base ten block activity. With the help of these popular math manipulatives, children model different math problems in order to reinforce the connection between...
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#### Connect to Make 10 Puzzle

For Students 1st - 3rd
There are seven pairs of numbers here, each of which add up to 10. However, which ones should go together? Young mathematicians connect numbers to solve this puzzle, pairing all seven. This would work well with math manipulatives.
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#### EASY AS PUMPKIN PIE

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students demonstrate place values using pumpkin seeds as a math manipulative. They use manipulatives, models, known facts, properties and relationships to explain thinking processes. They estimate the number of seeds in their pumpkin.
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#### Solving the Problem

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students increase problem solving strategies by completing a "Problem of the Day" using a math manipulative. They identify key words and determine the operation to use. They perform mathematical tasks using the computer program Math Keys.
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#### Ten More and Ten Less

For Teachers K - 3rd
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,...
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#### Math Manipulative: "Fraction Sticks"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use sets of fraction sticks to color in fractional amounts and determine how to compare pairs of fractions. In this math lesson, 5th graders insert the correct symbol given the fractions they are working with. Instructions...
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#### Building To 100: Building And Decomposing Numbers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Following a catchy video about decomposing numbers, young mathematicians build and write numbers using dice. Class members work to create an anchor chart that displays six ways to make numbers. Beans get scooped and estimated, then...
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#### Decomposers—Fraction Style: Fractions

For Teachers 4th Standards
"What are fractions composed of?" is the essential question of a lesson designed to enhance understanding and strengthen the foundation of adding fractions. Mathematicians start by discussing what makes an equation true or false, then...
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#### Math Center Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
From counters and calculators to pattern blocks and Unifix cubes, this collection of printable labels has exactly what you need to bring some organization to your elementary math class.
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#### Powers of Ten

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students make paper ten strips using graph paper. They add them together to depict the powers of ten.
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#### Subtracting Whole Numbers

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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#### Modeling Spatial Relationships

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students model spatial relationships using math manipulatives. In this spatial relationships lesson, students work with a partner, and either connecting links or linking cubes that are three different colors. They explain to each other...
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#### Hands On: Model Division

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this division worksheet, students use counters to solve 6 problems pertaining to basic division facts. These are story problems.
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#### Probability Spinners

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this learning tool worksheet, students create spinners to be used when understanding the concept of probability. Two spinners are included, each divided into parts.
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#### Fraction Strips

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this learning tool activity, students create fraction strips. Each strip is divided into equal parts showing fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.
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#### Pattern Block Activities

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars practice various math skills by using manipulative activities. For this math manipulative lesson, students sort shapes, build hexagons, and build shapes using manipulatives. These activities would be great for parent ed...
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#### Block It: Using a Manipulative to Solve Math Problems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice using visuals to solve math problems. In this math manipulative lesson, students utilize pattern blocks to participate in a class game in which geometric shapes touch other player's pieces. Students gain points based on...
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#### Title Balancing With Tidy Numbers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars use math manipulatives (ice block sticks) to show the addition of two 2-digit numbers. They discuss short-cuts that might be used to make the problem easier. they apply the same principle for adding larger numbers, as well.
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#### Counters in the Cup

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this beginning addition worksheet, students solve 4 problems in which a missing addend is supplied to complete a basic sum.