Kids often learn by DOING. Especially when it comes to math. Hands-on math manipulatives make teaching and strengthening math concepts much easier. Kids will find math easier to learn and parents and teachers will find concepts, ideas, and formulas easier to teach.
This post contains a collection of my favorite hands-on math manipulatives that are perfect for homeschooling or classroom learning. You can find all these products at Oriental Trading.
(Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the products listed in this post, but I was not compensated.)
This set of 14 geometric solids are so pretty that I am always tempted to leave them out on a display shelf. The set contains 14 3D shapes that are see-through and roughly 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ each. Divided up into their own sectioned-off spaces in the box are 2 cubes, 2 cuboids, 2 cylinders, 1 sphere, 1 half-sphere, 1 pyramid, 1 cone, 1 triangular prism, 1 square-based pyramid, 1 tetrahedron, and 1 pentagonal prism. $17.99
Mini 3D Shapes
This kit is massive! It contains 240 pieces! There are 30 each of 8 different shapes: cones, spheres, rectangles, cylinders, cubes, 2 types of pyramids and triangles. There is a variety of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Each piece is between 1″ – 1 1/2″ in size. $19.99
This set of colorful numbers contains 160 pieces. Included are 100 numbers ranging from 0 to 9, five greater than symbols, five less than symbols, and ten each of the common math symbols for addition, subtraction, equals, multiplication and division.Each number or symbol is roughly 1 1/4″ in size. $6.97
Dice with Geometric Shapes
Oriental Trading sells these in a set of twelve 1 1/2″ cubes. There are brightly colored geometric shapes (triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, hexagon, and trapezoid) on each dice. All 12 dice are identical. $4.49
Math Symbol Dice
Oriental Trading sells these in a set of twelve 1 1/2″ cubes. The colors are as seen above, red, yellow, green, and blue. Each cube contains addition, subtraction, greater than/less than, equals, multiply and divide. All 12 dice are identical except for the color. $4.49
Regular styled playing dice
Oriental Trading sells these in a set of twelve 1 1/2″ cubes. The colors are as seen above, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. $4.99
This is a plastic, yet very durable set of circular fractions. Each full circle is 3 1/2″ in diameter. It includes one each of 1/10, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2. $5.99
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