At the beginning of each school year, I let my students explore all the manipulatives that we will be using throughout the year. This helps get their excitement for the manipulatives out of their systems so that when it is time to use them, we can get right to work. 🙂 Here are some pictures of the manipulatives we used along with some of the creative ways my sweet kiddos used them:
Posted on August 20, 2015, in Manipulatives, Math and tagged Math. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I love the mirror idea. Do you go over any rules for using the mirror or just let them explore and see what they come up with?
Thank you Kristen. I do the same with my students also. As long as you are trying to teach, unless they have been given time to free explore, every time you pull out those manipulatives, they will consider them a toy. I got a fe new ideas on how to add some different items to my math tubs. Thanks.