**A HUGE "Thank You" to everyone who attended our Family Math Night on 2/23/17.**

Why use math manipulatives? Here are five reasons for using manipulatives to make math come alive.

- Math Manipulatives help make abstract ideas concrete.
- Math Manipulatives lift math off textbook or homework pages.
- Math Manipulatives build students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning.
- Math Manipulatives are useful tools for solving problems.
- Math Manipulatives make learning math interesting and enjoyable.

For the complete article, visit Scholastic's Parent and Child Magazine.

## Math Toolbox

**Addition & Subtraction**

- Fact Family Template
- Fact Family Triangles
- Kim Sutton Addition & Subtraction
- Kim Sutton Computation Strategies

**Number Sense**

- Hundreds Chart
- 0-9 Digit Cards
- Place Value Charts
- Place Value with Decimal
- Ten Frame Cards
- Ten Frames Mat
- Tens and Ones Mat
- Number Cards 1-100
- Domino Flash Cards

**Pattern Blocks **

- Pattern Block Symmetry
- Pattern Block Design
- Pattern Block Template
- Pattern Block Fraction Design
- Pattern Block Spinners

**Two-Color Counters**

**Tally Marks**

**Ruler**

**Coins**

- Clean Up the Money (game)

**Tangrams**

**Playing Cards**

**Dice**

- Dice Games to Practice Math Facts (scroll down)

**Student Clock**

**Numbered Dice**

**Attribute Blocks**

**Color Tiles**

**Sorting Cups**

**Compass**

**Protractor**