Math Manipulatives

Mathematics manipulatives are essential in teaching math because:

  • they help to make abstract ideas concrete. Math manipulatives provide children ways to construct physical models of abstract mathematical ideas.
    According to Piaget’s theory, a child is an active learner who masters concepts through the progress of three level of knowledge - concrete, pictorial and abstract. Concrete manipulative is the first step for our children to explore and understand about math concept.
  • they are useful tools for problem solving by allowing students to experience solving problems in different ways.
  • they build students' confidence. Children understandings become more robust when they put their thoughts into physical concrete evidence for testing.
  • They make learning math interesting and fun.

Math Manipulatives - Elementary

Multiple Grade Level Manipulatives

Fun with Math Manipulatives

Manipulatives - Resources