DIY: Easy Math Manipulatives for Addition
Years ago, I needed to find a simple contraption that would turn into an addition machine. I was a special education resource teacher and all my teaching supplies had to fit on a cart or a rolling suitcase. I hit the hardware store. Apparently, I chose a P trap with a cleanout spout.
After we all examine the manipulatives and count how many there are in all, a student will write the sum on the lower container. Then, we are able to recite the whole addition sentence: 2+4-6.
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