Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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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.
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Manipulatives Make Abstract Math Concepts Concrete

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Using math lessons that include manipulatives can help cement learning.
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The Power of One - Math in a Different Angle

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
In this 2-day lesson focused on exponents, middle schoolers will cross the curriculum by engaging in science, history and language arts activities. Exponential growth will be explored using grains of rice on a chess board. Exponential...
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Building and Expanding Patterns

For Teachers 4th Standards
The generation of a number, or shape pattern, is the focus of this math lesson. Pupils are presented with a variety of patterns shapes, and number patterns, then use worksheets embedded in the plan to gain further practice. The...
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Charles’ Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a relatively interesting way to demonstrate Charles' Law? Here is a lesson in which pupils heat air inside a flask and then cool the flask to quickly cool the air. They make observations about what occurs during the cooling...
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Guiding Children's Learning of Mathematics

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
The concept of repeated addition is introduced to your class. They then gather into assessment groups that work to solve four multiplication word problems which you have written on slips of paper ahead of time. The lesson concludes with...
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PIZZA = "Fractions: Any Way You Slice It!"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Who doesn't love pizza! Explore and investigate the relationship between fractions using pizza. Third graders will compare equivalent fractions using paper pizza slices. They also define equal fractions by comparing fractional parts to...
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Can You Name That Shape?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners use materials to build, investigate, and draw two-dimensional shapes (polygons). They combine the shapes they have built and draw from the pile to begin a round-robin activity to name and determine the attributes of a selection...
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More and Less Handfuls

For Teachers K Standards
Working as a pair, two kindergartners will sit at a table and will pick two handfuls of counters. They will combine their individual handfuls into one, and count their own selection. They will then draw and record their count on a record...
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Discovering Pi

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
We are all familiar with the little symbol π, but where does pi come from? Introduce pi to your learners as more than just a number, but a relationship between circumference and diameter. Allow your class to measure different circular...
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Investigating Volume

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore the concept of volume using unit cubes. Working individually or in small groups, your class measures with a ruler in inches and calculates the volume of various rectangular household boxes (provided by the teacher) and completes...
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Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
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Math-Literature Connection: Counting with Jack the Builder

For Teachers K - 2nd
Connect literature (Jack the Builder) with mathematical concepts. In a series of computation, geometry and number sense activities, pupils count on to add, count back to subtract, build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms, and name...
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Two-Digit Subtraction With and Without Regrouping

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders subtract two-digit numbers. In this mathematics lesson, 2nd graders subtract both with and without regrouping. Students use manipulatives and place value mats to assist in problem solving.
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Average Atomic Masses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Facilitate learning by using small objects to teach the principles of atomic mass in your science class. Pupils determine the average mass of varying beans as they perform a series of competitive experiments. They gather data and...
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Partial Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
At some point, everyone has been under pressure—even Dalton! Explore Dalton's law of partial pressures with young chemists as they measure the volume of air extracted from a sample compared to its original volume. Class members perform...
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Vapor Pressure and Colligative Properties

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hate to vacuum, but enjoy using a vacuum pump? Explore a lesson that starts with a demonstration of boiling water at various temperatures by using a vacuum pump. Then scholars design their own experiments to measure vapor pressure and...
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Thermochemistry: Heat and Chemical Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes particles attract? Here, learners engage in multiple activities that fully describe colligative properties and allow the ability to critically assess the importance of these properties in daily life. Young chemists conduct...
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Laboratory Safety and Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Avoiding lab safety rules will not give you super powers. The lesson opens with a demonstration of not following safety rules. Then, young chemists practice their lab safety while finding the mass of each item in a mixture and trying to...
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Acid-Base Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Litmus paper, why so blue? A chemistry activity includes a pre-lab activity, practice calculating pH, an experiment measuring the pH in acids and bases, a titration demonstration, and a titration experiment. 
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Molar Volume of a Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a chemist's favorite plant? Stoichiome Tree! Scholars produce hydrogen gas by reacting magnesium with hydrochloric acid. Then they calculate the molar volume of the gas produced before answering assessment questions. 
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Solution Concentrations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when you combine 6.022 times 10 to the 23 piles of dirt into one? You make a mountain out of a mole hill. Scholars use dehydration to obtain percent composition and then calculate the molarity of the original solution. 
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Scientific Notation II: The Mantissa

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice converting a conventional number into scientific notation, and vice-versa. Using an applet, they perform the operations of multiplication and division on numbers expressed in scientific notation.
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States of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists have been studying exothermic reactions before they were cool. The lesson begins with a discussion and a demonstration of heat curves. Scholars then determine the heat of fusion of ice and the heat needed to boil water through...