Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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A Math Story!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use basic math facts as writing prompts for math stories. In this math story writing lesson, 3rd graders use basic third grade math facts as prompts to write and illustrate math stories. They listen to a read aloud of...
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Hula Hoop Venn Diagrams

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice sorting items. For this graphic organizer lesson, students review Venn diagrams, then use hula hoops to create a Venn diagram and sort math items by their similarities and differences.
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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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Scientific Notation II: The Mantissa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars after completing the Part II (of 2) scientific notation online lab exercises, manipulate and interpret large numbers expressed in the "mantissa and exponent" format of scientific notation.
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Addition Math Lesson Plan

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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Place Value: regrouping

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work on regrouping. In this regrouping lesson, 3rd graders use base ten blocks as manipulatives to add or subtract numbers with regrouping. They focus on place value and correctly reading their answers.
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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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Colorful Kabobs

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars design delicious patterns in this math activity. In this early childhood math lesson, students develop math, observation, problem solving, and fine motor skills.
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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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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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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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Rhythm and Counting

For Teachers K
Students repeat patterns while listening to music. In 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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Enrichment Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create enrichment activities for Geoboards, Napier Rods, and Bean Sticks. This includes annotated links to problem solving Internet Sites.
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Learning Note Values

For Teachers K
Students explore the values of coins through music. They listen to the song "Piggy Bank" by Greg Scelsa, discuss the different values of coins and compare them to music note values, and participate in a simulation of a music store where...
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Fraction Circles

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create circles using a fraction circle set in this lesson. They are given a single fraction circle piece (part), and find the rest of the pieces to complete the circle with their classmates' part. They then create their...
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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.
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Board Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the amount of board feet present in boards using inch cubes. Data is gathered and charted. Class averages are calculated for accuracy of measurement.
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Leaves, Flowers, Seashells, Mirrors and Symmetry

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students develop an understanding of patterns and symmetry. In this symmetry and pattern lesson, students use real world patterns then analyze and extend them. Students also use real world items while discovering and observing symmetry. 
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Measurement

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Student identify the best way to measure. In this algebra lesson, students measure using different units. They solve real life situations using measurements
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Using Jellybeans

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students extend patterns that are created by their teacher by using jellybeans. In this patterns lesson plan, students use 3 different colored jellybeans.
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Scientific Notation I: The Exponent

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students manipulate and interpret large numbers expressed in the "exponent" format of scientific notation.
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Surfing for ABC's

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars explore how to use the Internet and how it can be a learning tool and a safe, informative place for them.