DIY Addition Machine: Math Manipulatives to Excite Your Kids
I love using manipulatives with math concepts. It really transforms the math concepts into concrete learning experiences. Young children and kinesthetic learners really benefit from interacting with a concept and bringing it to life.
A long time ago, I started using a PVC pipe with a drain at the bottom to teach addition. I used a permanent marker to write an addition sign on the drain and my students were able to pour manipulatives into both sides of the pipe. Then, they would open the drain at the bottom and find the total number of manipulatives. It is a great visual for addition. See another blog post on addition here.
Thanks so much for joining me! I hope that you found these ideas useful and that they help inspire your kids to understand and love math.
Interactive Play Dough Mats
Students will draw cards with numerals, ten frames, or addition sentences. Students will create play dough on their mat to represent the numeral, numbers on the ten frame or addition sentence. Students will complete an extension worksheet after using this center. Extension worksheets include: counting and writing the numeral, drawing the correct number of themed objects when give a number, drawing the correct number of themed objects when given a ten frame.
Students will identify numerals and add the correct number of themed manipulatives, or use play dough. Complete extension activities in representing a number of objects with a written numeral, use one-to-one correspondence to count out a specific number of objects and draw a pictorial representation of those objects, and trace and write numerals 1-10.
Use manipulatives to trace the numerals. Students will count out the same number of ducks.
Students can use a dry erase marker to trace the numeral.
Students can count out the duck manipulatives to represent the number.
Students can use play dough to create the numeral. This is great for tactile and kinesthetic learners. They can build the numeral and trace the numeral.
Students can also use play dough to create the same number of ducks or bubbles.
There are tons of printables to extend their learning!
Tons of fun!
Have the students color in the ducks, as they count each one. This will help with one-to-one correspondence.
A bunch of choices for tracing and writing numerals 1-10.
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Before I get to the amazing giveaway, I wanted to share some things that I am so thankful for this season! Some are silly and some are more serious, but I am thankful for all of them!!
#1- Dr. Pepper. I am not a coffee drinker, but seriously need some caffeine in the morning. My brain will NOT function until I have that first sip of bubbly, sweet, and almost painful burn of the carbonation. It wakes me up in so many ways. I love it!
#2- Every holiday season since my kids were born, we create ornaments together. When they were little, they would get down to their diapers and get covered in tons of paint. We’ve done cinnamon dough, ceramic ornaments, and foam ornaments. It doesn’t matter what type, we just love to create together. We put on Christmas tunes and sing along, as we get messy and laugh. It is a priceless experience that I treasure. You can see the fun salt dough ornaments that we made here.
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