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monkeymama07
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Joined: 10 Nov 2010
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 Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Math manipulatives Can someone help me make a list of math manipulatives to get for my son. my son is 3 and we are just starting so im lookin for the 3-5 age range. I think for now we will JUST be using manipulatives and not a curriculum. so far I have on my list -couting animals/bears -tanigrams -dominoes thanks karen
hscoach
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Joined: 10 Feb 2010
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 Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Here is a link that should be helpful for you. (One of my favorites are the Unifix cubes.) http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/math_manipulatives.html_________________Laura L. Barth http://www.freehomeschooladvice.com
Theodore
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Joined: 06 Oct 2005
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Location: Missouri, US

 Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: What you need are Cuisenaire rods: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisenaire_rods You can use them to demonstrate counting by 1's, 2's, 3's, etc., addition, subtraction, multiplication, even division if you're a little creative. They explain -why- math works the way it does, then you move to flash cards or drill software / printouts for memorizing the basic math facts. Then you can play math-based games such as Muggins to make it fun: http://www.mugginsmath.com_________________
lisayvonne
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Joined: 28 Dec 2010
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject:

 hscoach wrote: Here is a link that should be helpful for you. (One of my favorites are the Unifix cubes.) http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/math_manipulatives.html

That's cool!
David Brown
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Joined: 11 Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Location: Melbourne

 Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:14 am    Post subject: Dice are good, probably better for when he's 5, building blocks (measurement, spacial awareness)_________________www.richgamesforlearning.com
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