## What are some examples of math manipulatives?

Examples of commercial manipulatives include unifix cubes; tangrams; Cuisenaire rods; numicon patterns; color tiles; base ten blocks (also known as Dienes or multibase blocks); interlocking cubes; pattern blocks; colored chips; links; fraction strips, blocks, or stacks; Shape Math; Polydron; Zometool; abaci such as …

## What is considered a manipulative in math?

In math classrooms today, teachers are using manipulatives to help students learn mathematics. Manipulative materials are any concrete objects that allow students to explore an idea in an active, hands-on approach. Manipulatives can be almost anything – blocks, shapes, spinners or even paper that is cut or folded.

**Do you need manipulatives for math u see?**

Manipulative Kit Math-U-See’s manipulative kits are essential to the program. For levels Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, you’ll need the Integer Block Kit.

### Is a calculator a manipulative?

Calculators, not considered manipulatives, are allowed only on state-designated sections of the assessment. External electronic devices, including cell phones, palm pilots, and similar devices are not allowed on any part of the assessment.

### What are the visual manipulatives that you commonly access?

The most common virtual manipulatives used were geoboards, pattern blocks, tangrams, and base-10 blocks. We were not surprised to find these specific virtual manipulatives used most frequently across the grade levels, as these are commonly used physical manipulatives with which many teachers are familiar.

**What is junk box counting?**

You simply empty all the cardboard boxes out of the junk box. All shapes and sizes will do! Then ask them to build a tower as tall as they can and count how many boxes they use before it falls down.

## What grade level is Math-U-See?

(Note that Math-U-See offers math curriculum for grades K through 12.