So...today I am moving my math manipulative organization photos here. I am a firm believer that students must be able to access manipulatives--whether they be counters, rulers, dice, or whatever--without an adult passing them out and saying "Today you will use these!". As mentioned in the Common Core, students need to be able to successfully "Use appropriate tools strategically", and helping them know how and when to select them is key. Below you will find one of my favorite storage system for miscellaneous "counters", so that students can take a drawer right back to their work space whenever needed. You can see the bucket of rulers and protractors next to it, and the shelves below house dice, calculators, base 10 blocks, and other math supplies.
|These awesome drawer sets come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one was only about 12 bucks at a local home improvement store.|
|Each drawer is filled with an "individual serving size" of counters in a variety of shapes and sizes!|