* I like the c. rod set that is part of MFW Kindy deluxe items. One nice thing with those cuisenaire rods is that they are not the segmented kind, so you can easily use them in "bar diagrams" in Singapore in 3A and above.
* just about any kind of base ten blocks would work. and so would household objects. you can string beads just like the pictures show, or use craft sticks, or crackers.
* Other manipulatives that I've used for teaching Singapore Math (especially 2A and 2B with volume, capacity, measurement)-- an cheap kitchen scale that has both metric and US measurements on non digital read out. That way they learn to read the other way.
* I've used bags of rice and beans and cereal boxes and flour -- for anything to weigh and compare kg and g and oz and lb.
* a with a real minute and a real hour hand. and numbers
I use a cheap cheap one from wally world.
* rulers that have both metric and US
* a yard stick that I extended by 3 inches to make it a "meter stick". I taped a 12 inch ruler to the back of the yard stick such that only 3 inches extended.
* We used plastic measuring cups. one side has metric the other has US stuff. we use gal. jugs and half gal etc. Save an occasional 2 liter or 1 liter drink bottle for use.
*string (we used string to measure stuff) – well, ok it was actually yarn from my daughter’s crochet stuff
I like to use whatever is around my house. I’ve used Crayons, flatware, pairs of socks, shoes, milk lids, wooden blocks, fisher price toys. Pieces of paper. A dry erase board and markers. soup cans. pretzels, boxes of food. etc. Anything that is in sight and in reach can be used!
TurnOurHearts wrote:My kids love the Math Sense blocks that MFW sold before the Cuisenaire rods ~
just for info.... (because people always wonder)
the reason that MFW (nor any retailer, not just MFW) does not sell those anymore is that they are no longer made.