The manipulative for this weeks is small toys. I couldn't resist making a play activity based on Adam's favourite small toy of all time - the toy car! we have very few shape adventures I decided to create a Learning Shapes With Toy Cars activity.
20+ Simple Hands On Activities That Help Build Fine Motor Skills
Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers).
Neat idea for maybe a small group. Number Recognition: Ziplock quilt game- put cards in each square and have children swat the answers with a flyswatter. Could be used for math, literacy, science, vocabulary, anything!
How many triangles can you make with 9 sticks? Or older kids, Who can use these 9 sticks to make the most triangles? Kids can reinforce geometry and critical thinking skills through creating various shapes with sticks.