Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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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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Two Ways To Take Away

For Teachers 2nd
There are two ways to subtract numbers! Learners are split into groups of four. One pair from each group solves the problem presented with math manipulatives, and the other pair solves it with a number line. Then the pairs get to switch...
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Decimal and Fraction Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders investigate fractions. They explore how to use fractions as parts of a set and parts of a whole. They use math manipulatives to show tenths after participating in a teacher-led demonstration lesson. They complete...
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Grade 2 Common Core Math Presentation

For Teachers 2nd
Learners use counters to make a model of tenframes on their math mats. These type of counters are an excellent math manipulative for emerging mathematicians. This PowerPoint has students solve addition problems in a variety of ways by...
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5 Coins and the Magic Doubling Pot

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Don't be thrown off by the formatting here- the mathematical concept is solid. Learners read a story with a magic doubling pot that creates twice what is thrown into it. They first practice with an in-and-out chart, recording the result...
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Candy Math

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Ice Fishing is for the Birds

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Approach addition with young mathematicians in an engaging way through this penguin-inspired activity. In small groups, scholars think about times they have used addition in their real lives (there are some suggestions given), then watch...
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Tens and Ones Guided Lesson

For Students 2nd - 4th
Understanding place value will open up a world of math comprehension for your learners. There are three parts to this worksheet, all with the objective of revealing the decomposition of numbers into tens and ones. First, scholars examine...
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Put Your Hands on the Values-Math Manipulatives

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit Web sites to recognize place value in whole numbers and decimals. They create place value cards using PowerPoint software.
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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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Exploring Pattern Blocks

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pattern blocks are one of the best math manipulatives ever invented. They are used quite extensively in the math lesson presented here. Youngsters use the pattern block to fill in shapes that are present on the worksheet embedded in the...
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Jelly Bean Math Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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. 
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Money Math

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Is there a better, and more motivating, math manipulative than money? Kids love to use it, and it's a great teaching tool. Here, there are three good activities using coins. Learners create patterns, sort change, and have a...
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Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
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,...
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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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Rounding to the Nearest Thousands

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice their number sense by completing math manipulative problems in class. They identify the different place values of a 4 digit number and practice rounding a number to the nearest thousand. Then complete rounding...
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Finding 10s

For Students 1st
For beginners to addition, sets of objects are the ideal way to make this concept understandable. For each of these sets they ring 10 and count the remaining. Then, scholars fill in the addends as 10 and the remaining number. The sums...
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Forming New Shapes from Old Shapes

For Students K - 3rd
Shapes can be joined together to make new shapes! Young geometers experience this phenomenon as they examine four shape challenges in this worksheet. Scholars create a rectangle from two right triangles and a fish from an oval and a...
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Put Your Hands on the Values-Math Manipulatives

For Teachers 5th
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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Commutative Property Of Addition

For Teachers 1st
In this nice math lesson, 1st graders use toy cars, and jelly beans to show the commutative property of addition where a+b=b+a. In this problem solving lesson plan, student groups record equations and arrange their manipulatives. A handy...
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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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Sequences Represented as Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What comes next? Starting with concrete drawings and advancing to using function notation, learners work together to solve problems involving sequences. They predict the nth term in a sequence and write sequences in function notation.
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Building a Fraction Book

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Help your scholars teach each other about fractions by creating a classroom fractions book. Using fraction cards, learners participate in a brief review of fractions as parts of shapes and everyday objects. With a unique fraction card...