Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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Spin a Window!

For Students Pre-K - K
How many windows does this school bus have? If your class is new to counting, this will be a fun way to get them some practice. Cut out and laminate the spinner template and set it up to spin (instructions written out if you need them)....
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Find the Difference Between Two Numbers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Perfect for younger elementary learners, this slide-show uses images of unifix cubes to show the process of subtraction. There is a complete example and five practice problems learners can complete as you progress through the resource.
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Using Math Virtual Manipulatives

For Teachers 6th
Virtual math manipulatives are tools designed to help pupils understand mathematical concepts. Sixth graders will use a manipulative called Laser Beams to practice estimating to find sums, differences, quotients, and products. This is...
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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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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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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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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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Title Balancing With Tidy Numbers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students 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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Introduction to Fact Families: Addition (Commutative Property)

For Teachers 1st
First graders use work mats, counting bears, and die-cut numerals to combine their numbers and demonstrate the commutative property of addition.
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Ordering and Comparing Numbers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students compare numbers using math manipulatives, tokens or blocks. In this comparing and ordering numbers lesson, students make models of 2 numbers and determine which is the greater. Students practice writing groups of numbers in...
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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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Subtracting Whole Numbers

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice subtracting numbers by using a visual aide.  In this number sense lesson plan, 2nd graders complete whole number subtraction problems by utilizing manipulative cubes to visualize the equation.  Students complete a...
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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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Manipulative Math

For Students Pre-K - 1st
For this addition and subtraction worksheet, students use math manipulatives to solve 11 addition and 11 subtraction problems.
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Modeling Spatial Relationships

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners model spatial relationships using math manipulatives. For 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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Fractions and Percents ofa SetLE

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in a lesson that investigates the concepts of fractions and percents. They use math manipulatives and practice converting the values. The students are engaged because of the differentiation.
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Puzzled

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify and create simple geometric shapes. Through demonstration and hands-on activities, they identify geometric shapes and create them using math manipulatives. Students improve their positional word vocabulary by using...
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Continue the Pattern

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice making patterns. In this pattern lesson, 1st graders listen to the story Mr. Noisy's Book of Patterns and discuss the patterns they see. They create their own continuing patterns using different manipulatives. 
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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 worksheet, learners 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
Students practice various math skills by using manipulative activities. In this math manipulative lesson plan, students sort shapes, build hexagons, and build shapes using manipulatives. These activities would be great for parent ed or...
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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...