Using Math Manipulatives in the classroom can enrich your program and provide hands-on, tangible materials for students to manipulate to develop their understanding, extend their thinking, and support their communication of their learning. Clicking the link below will bring you to the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives which lists each strand (by division) and allows you to access virtual manipulatives that support learning in that strand.

### Manipulatives to Support Number Sense & Numeration

Base 10 Blocks- place value, adding & subtracting

Number Lines-integers, adding & subtracting, counting, fractions and decimals

Hundreds Chart-counting

Money-making change, adding and subtracting money

Counters-counting, adding & subtracting

Playing Cards & Dice-integers, multiplication & division, adding & subtracting

Geoboards-multiplication & division (arrays), fractions

Fraction Bars/Rods/Tiles-fractions and operations with fractions, decimals, percents

Algebra Tiles (two coloured tiles)-Zero principle, integers adding & subtracting

Hundreds Chain

### Virtual Manipulatives

Fractions

Geoboards

Money US

Math Vocab Cards

Number Frames

Number Lines

Number Pieces

Number Pieces Basic

Number Racks (Rekenrek)

Pattern Shapes

### Apps on the DPCDSB iPads

Drag, manipulate and animate visual mathematics to develop and generalize your understanding of fundamental concepts across elementary math, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and beyond.

### The next session will focus on a Balanced Math Program and Balanced Assessments using the Four Categories of Achievement: Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking, Communication, and Application

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Credits:

Created with images by jimmiehomeschoolmom - "manipulatives are free!" • smithi1 - "Cuisenaire Rods" • jimmiehomeschoolmom - "balance scale and pattern blocks" • possbeth - "Number Line Bounce NLVM"