Find out how children learn simply by playing with math manipulatives.
How Children Learn by Playing with Math Manipulatives
We spend a lot of time playing with math manipulatives in our house. Johnny uses them in fairly traditional ways: he sorts by color, shape, and size, counts them, and makes patterns.
Emma gets quite original in her math manipulative uses. Last week she told me she “made Emma”. And here is what I found:
I think she was hoping to use all red blocks, but ran out. Not a traditional use of math manipulatives, but still an educational one! And there is some sorting in there: blocks for the E, triangles for the first M, then circles for the second M and the A.
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