Virtual Manipulatives

As a new math teacher putting a new twist on an existing program, this website provided by the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives will be a huge asset to my classroom.  This FREE website contains manipulatives needed to teach math to levels Kindergarten through 12th Grade.  Since I am limited in supplies and funds, I will be able to use this resource to demonstrate many math concepts to my students. 

I played a little on it during the presentation and learned this can be used in a whole group setting or as a center to reinforce skills to an individual or a small group.  I liked the base block addition activity because the students can visual the numbers and watch the place value changes during the addition process.  I have already placed this website in my Delicious account and will be exploring it in my classroom.

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