# Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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#### Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's time to increase the heat! Young chemists demonstrate heat transfer and heat capacity in anÂ activity-packed lab, showing the transitions between solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of materials. IndividualsÂ plot data as the changes...
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Curated OER

#### Beyond the AB Pattern in Dance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students demonstrate various patterns using dance. In this expressive arts lesson, students are led in a warm-up to demonstrate the AAB pattern, which includes spinning and jumping. Students are broken up into groups and perform several...
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#### 100 Chart-Math Helper-Skip Counting or Multiples

For Teachers K - 1st
In this lesson, 100 Chart-Math Helper-Skip Counting or Multiples, learners utilize the chart as an aid in counting. This is a resource or manipulative that can be used by students, and is helpful in many different math activities such...
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#### Digital Story with Math Vocab Words

For Teachers 4th
Create digital stories with your class, in order to help further understand math vocabulary. You can modify this activity idea to any vocabulary lesson, whether it be for math, science, or language arts!
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#### Computation with Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper graders are introduced to the topic of fractions and percentages. In groups, they discuss real world situations in which fractions are present, and they complete a worksheet solving problems with common and uncommon denominators....
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#### Math Lesson for Visually Impaired Early Learners: A 3 Way Counting Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A unique instructional activity that's designed for visually impaired early learners, but can be adapted for anyone, is here for you. Pupils use brightly colored foam letters, beads, checkers, and an abacus, in order to gain practice in...
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#### How Much?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
It's time to go back over all that your class has learned about decimals, fractions, and percentages! To do so, individuals solve story problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimals, explain how...
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#### Probability

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a classic activity used to introduce your class to the concept of probability and data collection. They will roll one die 30 times, then record and discuss the results. Great introduction, but too shallow to be considered a...
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#### Triangle Town

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create a fact family town to develop the understanding of numbers related in fact families. They learn each family has a big number and two baby numbers. They make triangle shaped houses for their facts.
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#### Getting in Shape Again

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create rocket shapes out of pattern blocks. They draw a picture of a rocket, build a pattern block rocket following simple directions, and complete a graph of the shapes used.
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Curated OER

#### Circles to Spheres

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate circles and spheres. For this space shapes lesson, students compare and contrast two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students investigate the relationship between plane and space shapes.
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#### Jelly Beans for Sale

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students connect literature (story Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan) to math concepts. In these estimating and money lessons, students work with jelly beans, unifix cubes, pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, to estimate and make...
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For Teachers Higher Ed
Students write a math lesson plan with manipulatives, drill and practice, and assessments. In this math lesson plan, students do this for addition.
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#### Rocket Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create their own paper rockets. They identify different patterns and practice making their own. They also discover the concept of sequences.
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#### Pretty Patterns

For Teachers K
Students discuss shape and number patterns and play a game practicing completing patterns. Then they rotate through five workstations that reinforce the concept of patterning.
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#### It's a 3-D World Out There!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students construct polygons. They identify attributes of three-dimensional shapes. Students name common three-dimensional shapes. They draw three-dimensional shapes, and sort three-dimensional shapes. Students use K'NEX materials sets to...
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#### A Picture's Worth

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the concept of fractions. Through hands-on activities, student pairs work to create various forms of fractions. Using geometric drawings and manipulatives, they demonstrate equivalent fractions, improper...
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#### Math Center: Fishing

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this math instructional activity, students reinforce addition and subtraction facts 0 to 12 by collaborating in a fishing game. Kids fish for numbers with a magnet and create a math sentence, flipping a coin to determine the operation...
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#### Tangram Tantrums

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss tangram vocabulary, and act out slide, flip, and turn. They observe tangram puzzles on a web page, and solve their own tangram puzzles.
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#### Rhythm and Counting

For Teachers K
Students repeat patterns while listening to music. For this patterning lesson, students listen to a pattern on a tape of music and reproduce it by clapping or stamping their feet. They listen to stories about famous composers.
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#### Giving Directions

For Teachers 1st
First graders view the object on their desk observing the colors, patterns, and the way the object is put together but not touching it. They then write on paper the directions they would give someone so that they would be able to build...
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#### Enrichment Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create enrichment activities for Geoboards, Napier Rods, and Bean Sticks. This includes annotated links to problem solving Internet Sites.
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#### Triangles Introduction

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore geometry by drawing various shapes in class. In this triangle characteristics lesson, students identify the attributes that classify a shape as a triangle and practice using their bodies to create triangles in class....
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#### Fishing For Fun

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders categorize fish crackers into groups by color and compare the two groups using the symbols <, =, and >. They use concrete objects to solve number sentences with equalities and inequalities.