I am always looking for ordinary items that can be used in the classroom as manipulatives. I'm a firm believer in the Conceptual Development Model which advocates teaching the concrete (using manipulatives) prior to moving to the pictorial before even thinking about the abstract. When I was at the Dollar Tree (a great, inexpensive place to purchase school stuff) I saw sets of dominoes for $1.00 each. Since they were inexpensive and readily available, I decided to create several math activities and games to introduce, reinforce, or reteach math concepts.
|The Number 52|
|The Fraction 1/4|
So think outside that box of dominoes and use them as an inexpensive math manipulative because Dots Lots of Fun!
Check out all my Domino Resources available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The first two are absolutely FREE!
- Dots Fun for Everyone - FREE Three math activities and one game for the intermediate grades.
- Dots Fun - FREE Three math activities and one game for the primary grades.
- Dots Fun A 24 page resource for grades 1-3 that includes 13 math activities and four games.
- Dots Fun for Everyone A 29 page resource that features 15 math activities and three games for grades 3-6.
- Dots Lots of Fun Seven math games that use dominoes for grades 2-5.