Math Manipulatives Teacher Resources

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Math Manipulative and Math Teacher Tool Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Bring some organization to your class's supply of math manipulatives with this collection of printable labels. From rulers and base-ten blocks, to stopwatches and fraction circles, labels are included for dozens of different objects,...
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Manipulatives for the Upper Elementary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
An impressive number of math manipulative ideas are available in this math resource. This page is really a resource guide with links to 18 different math manipulative ideas. The ideas are quite good, and the pages are all printable.
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Call it "Macaroni"

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Who knew there were so many fun educational opportunities featuring pasta? Scholars read a brief informational text about the history of pasta (note that "macaroni" is spelled two different ways, so address this if kids are reading...
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A Remainder of One: A Math-Manipulative Lesson

For Teachers K - 5th
Students listen to the reading of the book "A Remainder of One" and use math manipulatives to recreat "bug squadrons".
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Harvest Halloween

For Teachers 1st
First graders brainstorm mathematic manipulatives to assist them with a given set of problems. They work in pairs or small groups and write and/or draw to explain how they solved the problem.
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Hands-On Equations: Teacher Notes

For Students 6th - 7th
Math manipulatives are wonderful for demonstrating any number of mathematical concepts in a concrete and visual way. Learners review the addition property of equality and the zero property using a scale model kit (not shown). They...
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Watermelon Number Cards

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Use these festive watermelon number cards as a math manipulative in with your youngsters. Laminate and cut out a set for each student to use throughout the year, or just use one classroom set for math stations. Although there isn't a...
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A Five Day Approach to Using Technology and Manipulatives to Explore Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians build an understanding of area and perimeter with their own two hands in a series of interactive geometry lessons. Through the use of different math manipulatives, children investigate the properties of rectangles,...
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Creating AB Patterns

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners work with patterns. In this pattern lesson, students find AB patterns in nature and the manmade world. They create their own AB pattern using math manipulatives and visual arts. 
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Learning Note Values with Math Manipulatives

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students gain better knowledge of how fractions and note values work together and to better understand the concept of note values. They access the concepts of fractions and how they apply to music notation. Students incorporate...
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Exploring Pattern Blocks

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pattern blocks are one of the best math manipulatives ever invented. They are used quite extensively in the math lesson plan presented here. Youngsters use the pattern block to fill in shapes that are present on the worksheet embedded in...
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Adding Objects in Rectangular Arrays - Matching Worksheet

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Each of these number sentences has a corresponding set of blocks, which will no doubt help your visual learners grasp multiple-addend addition. Learners examine the sentences and match them to their block representation. Consider also...
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Jelly Bean Math Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using jelly beans as math manipulatives can be a tasty way to introduce and reinforce math concepts. Regardless of the time of year, candy can be used to excite learners and facilitate a wide variety of mathematical concepts. 
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Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore early algebra by participating in a pattern identification activity using a random assortment of different household materials. The class creates, completes, and analyzes different patterns with the help of leggos, buttons,...
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Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Break out those math manipulatives, it's time to teach about area! Capturing the engagement of young mathematicians, this three-lesson series supports children with learning how to measure the area of squares, rectangles, and other...
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Inequality and the 1/2 Benchmark

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders utilize fraction bar manipulatives to compare a variety of fractions to the fraction value 1/2. Pupils are put into groups, and they begin to see how fractions that look completely different actually represent the same...
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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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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 worksheet. Scholars create a rectangle from two right triangles and a fish from an oval and a...
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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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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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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...