New Classroom Manipulative!

Rings and Sticks

I purchased a new manipulative for our classroom and I am loving its versatility. We have been using this for math and literacy and students have been so creative with how to use them.

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The Rings and Sticks set form Hape comes with its own images that students can use as a template, but we have just been letting the kids use them any way that they want and to come up with their own way to use the pieces.

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They have made letters, sight words, numbers and number bonds. I love watching what they can come up with and seeing them explore with new materials.

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What are some great manipulatives that you have added to your classroom that have sparked the creativity of your students?

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6 thoughts on “New Classroom Manipulative!”

  1. Oooooooo, I *love* learning about new math manipulatives. These look like super fun. In fact, while I was reading your blog, my three children all came running over to see what those beautiful colorful photos were all about. And when I explained, my oldest said, “I think we need some of those!” Haha! Thank you for sharing.

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