Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Math Tools or Manipulatives

Do you use math tools or manipulatives in your math instruction?  I recently did a post about using the Rekenrek, a tool founded by a researcher in Holland.  My students love it.  I have several other tools that students can access at any time, but this one is their favorite.  I also have number lines, hundred boards, snapping cubes and other counters.  We use these a lot, especially as I teach first grade (ages 6-7).  Do you use tools to support your math instruction?

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I loved using manipulatives with the children, especially cuisenaire rods. Since retiring i developed an interactive software app that simulates their use. My 5 yr old grandson and I love playing on it together. He already has a gallery full of saved creations.
    The software is freely available on my blog

    Hope this is of some help.


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