(9-24-99)

Mathematics Manipulatives and Ancillaries

for a SELF-PACED HANDS-ON MATH LAB

in a school, community center, or home-schooling home

Suggested by Fran Endicott Armstrong, Ph.D.

These materials are the basic sets of math manipulatives and related ancillaries suggested by Fran Endicott Armstrong, Ph.D. that she would use to set up a self-paced Hands-On Math Lab to deal with the following areas of mathematics:

__Arithmetic operations__ (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
division of)

Whole numbers (Cuisenaire Rods®, Pegboards, Base 10 Blocks)

Fractions ("Fractions with Pattern Blocks")

Decimals (Base 10 Blocks)

Integers (i.e., the whole numbers and their opposites or negatives)

(Eli's regular and magic peanuts)

__Basic Percent Concepts__ ("The Pegboard Book--Using Pegboards to

Develop Number Sense and Percent Concepts")

__Perimeter, area, volume, and surface area__ ("From Here to There with

Cuisenaire Rods." This book also features as a bonus a delightful lead-in
to the use of a variable in algebra.)

__Basic Algebra__ (Hands-On Equations® and Algebra Lab Gear®)

After one becomes comfortable and competent with the following, one might want to expand further with additional ancillaries or acquire additional set of manipulatives for further development of mathematics subjects such as geometry, probability, and statistics.

1.) Cuisenaire® Rods

74 rods in a tray

I suggest wooden rods.

Cuisenaire Dale Seymour Publications

#010290 6 trays of wooden rods

$58.00

#034070 "Idea Book for Cuisenaire® Rods at the Primary Level" by Patricia S. Davidson

$17.95

For very young children, you may want a set of Jumbo Rods

#010110 Set of 56 Jumbo Rods which match the colors of Cuisenaire® Rods but with a ratio in volume of 8 to 1. Keep in mind, however, that the ancillaries fit the regular rods

$22.95

#030030 "Cuisenaire® Alphabet Book" by Maria Rizzo Marolda

$ 9.50

#034080 Pupil and Teacher Set for "One-Digit Addition and Subtraction with Cuisenaire® Rods" by Patricia S. Davidson

$18.95

#030040 "Picture Puzzles with Cuisenaire® Rods" by Patricia S. Davidson and Jeffrey Sellon

$ 9.50

#030320 "Multiplication and Division with Rod Patterns and Graph Paper" by Patricia S. Davidson and Robert E. Willcutt

$ 9.95#030310 "From Here to There with Cuisenaire® Rods: Area, Perimeter and Volume" by Patricia S. Davidson and Robert E. Willcutt

$ 9.95

Creative Publications

#30121 Set of 10 Corner Pieces (use 6 corner pieces with Cuisenaire® Rods and 4 with Algebra Lab Gear)

$ 4.45

2.) Pegboards 5 sets

One set consists of two 10 hole by 10 hole plastic pegboards and 200 beaded pegs (33 or 34 of each of six colors) in a plastic container.Ideal School Supply Company

#36911 Beaded Pegs: Class Set

$62.95

(10 pegboards and 1000 beaded pegs in 6 colors)

Rubbermaid Servin’ Savers Square #3871 1.4 U.S. QT 1.32 L

5 @ $2.99

$14.95

Endicott Publications

"The Pegboard Book--Using Pegboards to Develop Number Sense and Percent Concepts" by Fran Endicott Armstrong, Ph.D.

$30.00

Available in the Year 2000

3.) Pattern Blocks-1 bucketPattern Block Templates- 4

A bucket of Pattern Blocks consists of

25 yellow hexagons, 25 orange squares, 50 red trapezoids,

50 green triangles, 50 blue rhombuses, and 50 tan rhombuses.

I recommended wooden pattern blocks.

Cuisenaire Dale Seymour Publications

#034785 Pattern Blocks wood

$24.95#034771 Pattern Block Template

4 @ $3.95

$15.80#22428 "Fractions with Pattern Blocks" by Mathew E. Zullie

$15.00

4.) Base Ten Blocks

Transparent red units, longs and flats that link together.

Ideal School Supply

Clear View® Base Ten Blocks

#7582 Red cubes, 100

$ 4.95

#7584 Red rods, 50

$ 4.95

#7586 Red flats, 10

$16.95

Creative Publications

#32083 Thousandth Chips, Bag of 500

$11.95#10965 Understanding Place Value: Addition & Subtraction binder

$26.95

#10966 Understanding Place Value: Multiplication & Division binder

$26.95

#32080 "The Decimal Factory" Activity Binder by Linda Holden Charles and Micaelia Randolph Brummett

$27.95

Rubbermaid HiTop Storage Boxes 1.9 U.S. Gal/7.2 L

$ 4.00

5.) Eli’s Magic and Regular Peanuts

Endicott Publications

"Eli's Quandary--Teaching Arithmetic Operations on Integers (whole numbers and their opposites)" by Fran Endicott Armstrong, Ph.D.

(includes directions for making the peanuts manipulatives using

plastic bingo chips)

$ 25.00

6.) Hands-On Equations® Learning System 10 sets

Borenson and Associates

C-10-10

$195.00

Teacher’s demonstration balance and game pieces, ten

student kits, classroom worksheet reproduction rights.

7.) Algebra Lab Gear®

Creative Publications

#33358 Algebra Lab Gear® Complete Set

$31.95Includes a Student Pair Set and 3-D Algebra Lab Gear

#33320 "The Algebra Lab--Middle School: Exploring Algebra Concepts with Manipulatives" $28.95See Set of 10 Corner Pieces under (1.) Cuisenaire® Rods. Put 4 corner pieces with the Algebra Lab Gear set and 6 with the Cuisenaire® Rods.

8.) Crayola Washable Classic Colors (8 thick) markers

9.) Highlighters

(Note: a green highlighter can be used to match the

green (3) Cuisenaire® rod and the green Crayola marker can be used to

match the dark green (6) Cuisenaire® rod.)

GAMES

1.) Mancala

Creative Publications #40015

$12.25

2.) The 24 Game

Creative Publications #40007

$19.95

(There are also the following editions of the 24 Game: Add/Subtract, Multiply/Divide, Fractions Primer, Fractions, Decimals, Algebra)

3.) Battleship

4.) Master Mind

BOOKS

1.) "Mathematicians Are People, Too Volume 1"

Cuisenaire® Dale Seymour #01032

$12.95

2.) "Mathematicians Are People, Too Volume 2"

Cuisenaire® Dale Seymour #21326

$12.95

3.) "Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture"

by Claudia Zaslavsky

Cuisenaire® Dale Seymour #22249

$14.95

**Sources **

Borenson and Associates

P.O. Box 3328

Allentown, PA 18106

Phone: 610 398-6908

Fax: 610 398-7863Creative Publications

5623 W. 115th Street

Alsip, IL 60803

Phone: 800 624-0822

Fax: 800 624-0821

Cuisenaire® Dale Seymour Publications

P.O. Box 5026

White Plains, NY 10602-5026

Phone: 800 872-1100

Fax: 914 328-5487Endicott Publications

9123 Vasel Drive

St. Louis MO 63123-4515Ideal--Instructional Fair Publishing Group

PO Box 1650

Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Phone: 800 845-8149

Fax: 800 453-2253

The Learning CenterSome of these manipulatives and ancillaries are available in St. Louis from

4504 Westminster Place

St. Louis MO 63108

Phone ahead 361-1908

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Updated 11/1/99