Manipulatives are more than just fun – they're a fantastic learning tool for young children. First, though, you have to know what makes a manipulative appropriate for teaching different math concepts, and where you can find useful and inexpensive items. Once you build up your supply, you're ready to read some sample activities and begin designing your own.
Course Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the importance of using manipulatives as a learning tool
- Identify appropriate manipulatives for each of the five strands of mathematics
- List correct practices for using manipulatives in the classroom
- Describe specific activities that use manipulatives for each strand