10 Must-Try Free Online Math Manipulatives

10 Must-Try Free Online Math Manipulatives

Math manipulatives have been around us for years. Their use started rampantly after the implementation of the IDEA Act that directs educational institutes to be more inclusive in their approach. Students with learning difficulties need additional help in internalizing math concepts. Math manipulatives offer this much-needed alternative learning support which also helps in concept visualization … Read more

Benefits Of Using Manipulatives In Math

Benefits Of Using Manipulatives In Math

Math seems quite a challenging subject especially when you have issues with numbers and their relationships. A learning disability like dyscalculia takes a toll on a person’s understanding of numbers. Because of this learning disorder, they struggle in learning math and arithmetic operations the conventional way. Experts suggest the use of alternative teaching methods like … Read more

7 Effective Number Sense Activities For Kindergarten and Preschoolers

7 Effective Number Sense Activities For Kindergarten and Preschoolers

Developing a number sense is an important step towards the overall cognitive development of children and for building a foundational base to launch their math skills. Of course, numbers also are a life skill that will help your kid throughout, right from buying their favorite cereal to crunching up numbers in the Wall Street boardroom. … Read more

Best Activities To Teach Subitizing: The art of grasping numbers with a glance

Best Activities To Teach Subitizing: The art of grasping numbers with a glance

Subitizing is a new-age learning methodology that is moving away from the era of rote learning. It is derived from the Latin word subitus, which roughly translated in English means ‘sudden’. It refers to a learning strategy around recognizing numbers with a glance and without actually counting them individually. The ‘sudden’ glance of numbers should … Read more

7 Important Manipulatives For Preschoolers

7 Important Manipulatives For Pre-Schoolers

Studying and learning the practical way plays a vital role in shaping preschoolers’ academic road for future prospects. But kids, especially pre-schoolers with learning disabilities might find it tough to learn and grasp certain concepts, especially those requiring reading and arithmetic skills. But credit must be given to the tools like Manipulatives, which help these … Read more

Top 5 Science Manipulatives For Little Aspirants

Top 5 Science Manipulatives For Little Aspirants

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure (link) for more info. The millennials born today are children of curiosity. And the social media-infested world we live in today has blurred the line between facts and fiction. Hence, you have to see it (for real), to believe it. To imbibe in your child the … Read more

Free Printable Shapes Flashcards [PDF] (both Black & White and Colored)

Free Printable Shapes Flashcards [PDF] (both Black & White and Colored)

As a preschooler and further as a primary school student, you will surely come across the concept of Shapes. Everything that we see around is a shape. Like a TV monitor or a dining table top is a rectangle, mostly; and, the balls kids around you play with are examples of spheres. So, the challenge … Read more

Best ways to use Base 10 Manipulatives

All classroom teachings may tend to become monotonous or challenging when the students are forced to adopt conventional ways while learning maths or developing linguistic skills. By conventional ways, I mean books and guides here. And, it is a well-researched fact that children with learning difficulties do require a lot of additional supports. One of … Read more

9 Manipulatives to Teach Counting to Little Learners

9 Manipulatives to Teach Counting to Little Learners

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure (link) for more info. If you see children counting the chocolates or gifts they receive on Birthdays, you may appreciate the importance of teaching counting. As the count of goodies (their just-found manipulatives) increases, the grin gets broader. Have you ever thought about what is actually … Read more

10 Gamified Math Manipulatives For First Graders

10 Gamified Math Manipulatives For First Graders

‘There must be some playful way of teaching new math concepts to first graders.’ If this thought hits your mind often, especially when you see the child struggling through basic operations, here is good news for you! There are manipulatives available as teaching alternatives to help kids do math fluently, and confidently. Manipulatives for teaching … Read more