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Math manipulatives

Postby monkeymama07 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:53 am

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
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Postby hscoach » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:53 am

Here is a link that should be helpful for you. (One of my favorites are the Unifix cubes.)

http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/mat ... tives.html

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Postby Theodore » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:30 pm

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

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Postby lisayvonne » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:05 am

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/mat ... tives.html

That's cool!

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Postby David Brown » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:14 am

Dice are good, probably better for when he's 5, building blocks (measurement, spacial awareness)


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