Instead of looking for all those place value blocks you used last year (they’ve gotta be there…. somewhere…) why not sign out a cart of chromebooks and provide kids this link (If you have a class website or use Google Classroom this is a must-have link!) to the Number Pieces by the Math Learning Centre so that everyone can use the manipulatives, and you’re not left at the end of the day picking up all the “ones” blocks off the floor!
Class Playground offers a number of online, free, digital math manipulatives that may prove valuable in our math classrooms. Algebra tiles, fraction circles, area, perimeter… it’s all there!!
I have just discovered an online source for digital math manipulatives. Need some Base-ten blocks on your Chromebook? A classroom timer? A spinner? Some dice? How about a thermometer?
There are also a number of math games there that look to be reasonably good!