Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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Cut and Paste Counting Monsters

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Young children will have a blast learning how to count these monster math manipulatives. Provided with a series of boxes numbered from 1 to 10, learners must place the correct number of monsters in each space to demonstrate their ability...
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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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Patterning

For Teachers 2nd
A trip to the computer lab will allow your class to use KidPix in order to create their own shape patterns. Tip: If a trip to the computer lab is not an option, create patterns with math manipulatives, draw patterns on a piece of paper,...
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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 learning exercise. Scholars create a rectangle from two right triangles and a fish from an oval...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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M & M Addition

For Teachers K - 1st
Eat your math manipulatives, are you serious? Yup, Learners listen to the story The M & M's Addition book, add single digit numbers to reach sums up to six, and demonstrate addition and subtraction number combinations using several...
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Counting Objects

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Give learners a physical grasp on counting through math manipulatives. Individuals or partners get various numbers of counters and a work mat (included). They arrange the objects into a line, count them, and record the number on...
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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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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 instructional...
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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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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.