I have a grant, what should I buy?

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  1. Outdoorz

    Outdoorz Rookie

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    Oct 23, 2014

    Okay, so I'm just applying for a grant, but it's through our district and pretty much anyone who applies gets it. It's for $200 and I want math stuff, particularly base 10 blocks. Where can I buy these online? What other math manipulatives would you recommend for 5th grade. We teach the common core, but this is my first year so I am not super familiar with it. What do you think of geo boards? Or is there something else better?

    Thanks so much!
     
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  3. heatherberm

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    I student taught in a fifth grade classroom last year and the students used these mats and manipulatives to help learn how to balance equations. They *loved* using them. It was like a game. And it really did translate to written equations when we moved to that. $200 wouldn't be enough for a class set but you might be able to buy a few. Or there might be something more affordable like that out there.

    http://www.borenson.com/tabid/917/Default.aspx
     
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    iteachbx Enthusiast

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    I like that Lakeshore has a lot of magnetic math manipulatives. I have big magnetic fraction circles and strips and base ten blocks. We used them a lot last year.
     

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