Math Manipulatives Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love
Are you looking for math manipulative apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.
Adding Eggs– With this app, your children learn to count and solve related math problems by moving eggs around on the screen. The eggs can be moved around to discover numbers that can be summed up to arrive at the answer that was provided. For example, the sum of 6 can be 2 and 4 or 1 and 5, etc. There are 6 levels, and each level determines how high the numbers will go.
Subtracting Sardines – With interactive 3-D graphics, a friendly penguin, and lots of sardines Subtracting Sardines will help your students develop a solid understanding of subtraction with both positive and negative single-digit numbers. The app covers single digit subtraction from 1 to 9 and counting from -8 to 9. Parents and teachers can review accuracy history as well as correct/incorrect answers. Using sardines as manipulatives, students can visually see the subtraction occurring, which helps develop conceptual understanding and build confidence.
The Math Tree – The Math Tree is an app designed to assist early learners with addition, subtraction, and numerical equation skills using numbers from zero to ten. It encourages hands-on counting with fun virtual manipulatives such as pears, plums, and bluebirds. Children must tap and move items to and from trees, which encourages counting, to solve problems. As each equation is completed, the app highlights it piece-by-piece to show the relationship between the counting the child just completed and the parts of the equation. To encourage engagement, The Math Tree has a built-in reward system. As children complete equations, they earn gold coins. For every ten gold coins earned, a trophy is awarded.
Hands-On Math Base Ten Blocks– The Base Ten Blocks app is a virtual math manipulative playground that allows students to experience and create math concepts via interaction and discovery. Students discover and explore concepts of place value as well as addition and subtraction with regrouping. Topics include reading and writing numbers, decimals, addition, subtraction, and regrouping and whole numbers.