Our school has money for math manipulatives /resources. What are some “must haves” to purchase to help teach the Common Core for Math?
Sorting objects: color, size, kind, shape
The number cards from the Investigations set; dice; two-sided chips (red and yellow)
Traditional dice, dice with higher numbers, blank dice…
Number dice, two-color counters
Counters ( cubes, bears, etc…) geometric solids
Unifix cubes in at least two different colors
Multi sided dice to 20-sold as a pound of dice on Amazon, dominos, two color counters, card stock to print games found online,
Lots of unifix cubes, blank dice, 2 color counters, number cards, 3D and 2D shapes
Linking cubes, double-sided counters, dice and dice in dice (trust me!), dominoes, counting bears, base ten cubes, number lines.
Polydron set – great for 3D shapes
Clear or transparent spinners
Class Rekenrek…..our school purchased each “K” teacher one for our “Number Corner”….been using it almost everyday during our calendar/Number Corner time! It hangs easily over the bulletin board. I made each child a Rekenrek with poster board, wire, and beads. Great tool for learning math!
Pattern blocks, dominos, all kinds of dice, buttons for sorting, unifix cubes, 10 frame mats, tokens
All of that & A SCALE!!! It was awful teaching that lesson last year without one while we waited on our supplies to get there.
3d shapes, 3d shape builders, ten frames, base ten kit
Here’s the company we ordered from:http://www.enasco.com/product/TB22820T
Judy clocks, fake coins/bills and a variety of counters for patterns, group counting, sorting, graphing etc.
Base ten blocks
I’m hearing we need number lines! Anyone else?
Frogs on logs!
Dominoes, counters, measurement games/manipulatives like inch worms, work mats, solid shape manipulatives, attribute blocks….
Discount school supply has these new pattern piggies that are pretty cool
Base 10 blocks and possibly Touch Point Math
Ten frames, number lines, and 100 charts…. but these can be easily made. I’d order lots of little/varied objects for counting. “Counting Collections” is a fun learning activity, and you’ll need lots of different kinds of counters. Double sided counters are great too!
Linking cubes and dice
I have a magnetic 100 counting chart and it’s also a white board that has small, red, square, magnetic numbers. On one side the numbers are written, the other side is blank. Love this. I use for all type of number activities and graphing
If you don’t have a class set of white boards and a lot of low-odor dry erase markers, this would be a good time to get some. You can use them for any lessons, any time, and the kids LOVE them.
Kim Sutton Math! The best for number lines, skip-counting, etc.! The number lines have color coded dots that help students distinguish even / odd, 2s, 5s, 10s, etc.
Base ten blocks!!! Upper grades wouldn’t part with them so I had to purchase my own… Number lines can be downloaded at Sparklebox!! They are great!
Dominos, dice, counters, 10 frames, linking cubes
Blank foam cubes (I make my own dice and they are quiet!), roll of cabinet foam liner, unifix blocks, sorting links
Dice, dominoes, tens frames( with magnetic pieces), pattern blocks, unifix cubes, colored blocks and other counting items. EAI catalog.
Math mats, unifix cubes.
You’ve got a great list here! Want to second everything- but put in a special vote for the Rekenrek!