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Virtual Manipulatives

geoboard
Geoboard
area perimeter explorer
Area Perimeter Explorer
fraction strips
Fraction Strips
fraction bars
Fraction Bars
fraction circles
Fraction Circles
cuisenaire rods
Graph Color Bars
Graph Square
interactive clock
Clock
classroom timer
Classroom Timer
stopwatch
Stopwatch
tangram
Tangram
pattern blocks
Pattern Blocks
spinner
Spinner
dice
Dice
color counters
Color Counters
shape counters
Shape Counters
bear counters
Bear Counters
two color counters
Two Color Counter Whiteboard
two color counters number
Two Color Counter Numbers
two color counters ten frame
Two Color Counter Ten Frame
two color counters five frame
Two Color Counter Five Frame
abacus
Abacus
rekenrek
Rekenrek
rekenrek ten rows
Rekenrek Ten Rows
hundreds chart
Hundreds Chart
120 chart
120 Chart
number chart 0 to 99
Number Chart 0 to 99
number chart 1 to 90
Number Chart 1 to 90
number chart 1 to 80
Number Chart 1 to 80
number chart 1 to 70
Number Chart 1 to 70
number chart 1 to 60
Number Chart 1 to 60
number chart 1 to 50
Number Chart 1 to 50
number chart 1 to 40
Number Chart 1 to 40
number chart 1 to 30
Number Chart 1 to 30
number chart 1 to 20
Number Chart 1 to 20
number chart 1 to 10
Number Chart 1 to 10
graph color teacher tool
Graph Color
graph teacher tool
Graph
base ten blocks
Base Ten Blocks
interactive place value cards
Place Value Cards
interactive play money united states
Play Money United States
interactive play money canada
Play Money Canada
interactive play money united kingdom
Play Money United Kingdom
interactive play money australia
Play Money Australia
interactive play money new zealand
Play Money New Zealand
interactive play money europe
Play Money Europe
interactive thermometer
Thermometer

These virtual math manipulatives support teachers to model abstract mathematical concepts for deeper student comprehension. Similar to manipulatives that have been used for decades by teachers in classrooms, these online math manipulatives for elementary school classrooms offer numerous advantages while retaining the benefits of the classic manipulatives. According to Moyer, Niezgoda, and Stanley (2005):

“Virtual manipulatives are uniquely suited for teaching mathematics with young children. A Web connection makes them free of charge and easily available. Some virtual manipulatives have the potential for alteration. For example, users can color parts of objects; they can mark the sides of a polygon or highlight the faces on a Platonic solid. This interactivity allows all children to be engaged in the problem-solving process. Some virtual manipulatives link symbolic and iconic notations by saving numerical information or providing mathematics notations that label the on-screen objects. The click of the mouse on many virtual manipulatives gives children access to unlimited materials. And clean up is easy — children simply click an icon and the onscreen objects disappear.”

Our online manipulatives include an interactive clock, two color counters, 3D dice, probability spinners, graph builders, fraction bars, base ten blocks, and more! We also recommend some of our art activities that can be used as teaching manipulatives, such as Cube or Build that allow kids to make designs using blocks to learn concepts like area, perimeter, or volume or Mirror to teach symmetry to early learners.

Toy Theater is trusted by teachers around the world to provide safe and effective online educational activities. Free to use, priceless for teaching.

Moyer, P. S., Niezgoda, D., & Stanley, J. (2005). Young children’s use of virtual manipulatives and other forms of mathematical representations. Technology-supported mathematics learning environments, 67, 17-34.

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