Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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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 plan, students make models of 2 numbers and determine which is the greater. Students practice writing groups of numbers in...
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Ten More and Ten Less

For Teachers K - 3rd
Get learners to analyze two-digit numbers based on place value, and use manipulatives to add and subtract both 1 and 10. A place value chart is available, and you can project it during guided practice. Through visualizing numbers,...
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Math Manipulative: "Fraction Sticks"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use sets of fraction sticks to color in fractional amounts and determine how to compare pairs of fractions. In this math lesson, 5th graders insert the correct symbol given the fractions they are working with. Instructions...
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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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Sequences Represented as Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What comes next? Starting with concrete drawings and advancing to using function notation, learners work together to solve problems involving sequences. They predict the nth term in a sequence and write sequences in function notation.
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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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Subtracting Whole Numbers

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

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

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

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a instructional activity 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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Commutative Property Of Addition

For Teachers 1st
In this nice math lesson, 1st graders use toy cars, and jelly beans to show the commutative property of addition where a+b=b+a. In this problem solving lesson plan, student groups record equations and arrange their manipulatives. A handy...
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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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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, students 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
Young scholars practice various math skills by using manipulative activities. In this math manipulative lesson, students sort shapes, build hexagons, and build shapes using manipulatives. These activities would be great for parent ed...
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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 plan, students utilize pattern blocks to participate in a class game in which geometric shapes touch other player's pieces. Students gain points...
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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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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 instructional activity in which pupils heat air inside a flask and then cool the flask to quickly cool the air. They make observations about what occurs...