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Mastering Math Manipulatives, Grades K-3

Mastering Math Manipulatives, Grades K-3
Hands-On and Virtual Activities for Building and Connecting Mathematical Ideas

August 2021 | 272 pages | Corwin
Put math manipulatives to work in your classroom and make teaching and learning math both meaningful and productive.

Would you like to bring math learning to life and make it more concrete, relevant, and accessible to your students? Do you wish you could do more with the manipulatives buried in your supply closet? Do you want to more effectively use virtual manipulatives in your distance learning? Whether physical or virtual, commercial or home-made, manipulatives are a powerful learning tool to help students discover and represent mathematical concepts.

Mastering Math Manipulatives includes everything you need to integrate math manipulatives—both concrete and virtual—into math learning. Each chapter of this richly illustrated, easy-to-use guide focuses on a different powerful tool, such as two-color counters, linking cubes, base ten blocks, fraction manipulatives, pattern blocks, tangrams, geometric solids, and others, and includes a set of activities that demonstrate the many ways teachers can leverage manipulatives to model and reinforce math concepts for all learners. It features:    

Classroom strategies for introducing math manipulatives, including commercial, virtual, and hand-made manipulatives, into formal math instruction.  
Step-by-step instructions for 75 activities that work with any curriculum, including four-color photos, printable work mats, and demonstration videos.
Handy charts that sort activities by manipulative type, math topic, domains aligned with standards, and grade-level appropriateness.

It’s time to dive in and join in the journey toward making manipulatives meaningful so math learning is concrete, profound, and effective for your students! 
Chapter 1: Two-Color Counters (and other kinds of counters)
Chapter 2: Linking Cubes
Chapter 3: Cuisenaire® Rods
Chapter 4: Unit Squares
Chapter 5: Base-Ten Blocks
Chapter 6: Pattern Blocks
Chapter 7: Fraction Manipulatives (Towers, Circles, Tiles/Bars, and Squares)
Chapter 8: Tangrams & Geoboards
Chapter 9: Geometric Solids
Chapter 10: Continuing the Journey

Sara Delano Moore

Sara Delano Moore is an independent mathematics education consultant at SDM Learning.  A fourth-generation educator, her work focuses on helping teachers and students understand mathematics as a coherent and connected discipline through the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Sara has worked as a classroom teacher of mathematics and science in the elementary and middle grades, a mathematics teacher educator, Director of the Center for Middle School Academic Achievement for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Director of Mathematics & Science at ETA hand2mind. Her journal articles appear in... More About Author

Kimberly Ann Rimbey

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ISBN: 9781071816042
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