So I had every intention of showing up another great TPT product tonight and how we used it in the classroom, but I forgot to take pictures!!! Ahhh!! So I will be bringing that to you tomorrow.
So I am going to give you a sneak peek of one of the Riddle me this packets I am working on! Click the picture!
I love using manipulatives!! I use two sided counters,cubes, base ten blocks for computation. I prefer the two sided counters with ten frames. They are easier to manipulate and less likely to become a building contest. However as we get into the bigger numbers, I do not have enough counters. The math series we use is suggesting cubes. I do have enough cubes. Then a question popped into my head. What manipulatives do you use when your class is working on computation? The last time we pulled out cubes those that followed directions got 5 minutes of building time at the end. Do you have any tricks to deal with playing vs working with materials? Please comment and share!