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 |

Another perfect domino activity is practicing addition or multiplication facts. How about adding the two sides of the domino or multiplying the two sides together?

The Fraction 1/4 |

So think outside that box of dominoes and use them as an inexpensive math manipulative because

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This is a great idea!!! I'm always looking for hands-on activities that will keep my students interested in learning. I'm definitely using this in my 7th grade math class for reviewing ratios, as well as to practice converting fractions to decimals. Thanks so much for the ideas!!

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