Manipulatives
Manipulatives are essential for all students to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. Information to guide teachers in the management and appropriate instructional use of a variety of manipulatives (math learning tools), includes a video overview and handouts describing tips for use and sample classroom activities. Visit mathies.ca for digital math learning tools. |
Classroom Instructional Strategies – Key Messages (video) This 19 minute video is an interactive session with educators taking a look at how ‘using a variety of tools and strategies’ is identified within the curriculum; develops conceptual understanding; enables differentiated instruction and supports a positive learning environment. |
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Manipulatives Management (pdf) This document provides tips on managing manipulatives in the classroom; noise; distribution and collection; and storage. |
Manipulatives Tip Sheets
The tip sheets for each of the listed manipulatives include a description of what they are, how they can help students, how many are recommended and sample activities.
Algebra Tiles (pdf) | ||
Base 10 Blocks (pdf) | ||
Coloured Tiles (pdf) | ||
Connecting Cubes (pdf) | ||
Five and Ten Frames (pdf) | ||
Fraction Circles (pdf) | ||
Fraction Strips and Towers (pdf) | ||
Geoboards (pdf) | ||
Pattern Blocks (pdf) | ||
Rekenreks (pdf) | ||
Relational Rods (pdf) | ||
Tangrams (pdf) |
Modeling Using Manipulatives Support Documents
Algebra Tiles – Integers and Algebra (pdf) | ||
Geoboard – Ways to Determine the Area of a Square on the Diagonal (pdf) |
Modeling Using Manipulatives Support Videos