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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