Awesome, thank you! :)
Could you post a list of what to include in the bag? That would really help. Also, do you have a packet of the pro tables in your store? I'd buy it!
I include 25 cubes and all the contents of the freebie. I don't include anything not shown displayed in green.
This is so awesome! Thank you for share this with us!
Such a great idea- thanks for sharing:-)
That looks fantastic.
Thank you very much! I teach 2nd and this will come in so handy :)
Great time-saving and class management idea! Thanks for sharing!
I love the color coordinating - great idea! Thanks for sharing!
This looks like it could be helpful, but I am a bit confused. Do you only make enough of each color to have one at each table or do you make a class set of each? Are these only used to get kids familiar with various math manipulatives or are these the actual tools you use all year? I already have all these tools printed on cardstock, although on white paper, so I'm not sure I would see the value in reprinting a class set of all. I could though see making one per table for kids to explore at beginning of year.
Jennifer. I made 6 colors, shown in the image. I have collaborative group seating with four kids at each. I give one color to each kid at a group. The remaining two colors are given to the two students sitting closest in proximity at the next team. I continue passing out colors this way until they distributed throughout the classroom. I'm capped at 18 students so I have 3 of the same color space in different areas of the classroom. Spreading out the colors has helped students identify who a manipulative belongs to. We explore the tools at the beginning of the year to understand their uses. I usually do this through my calendar math. The tools are used throughout the year in my math block when working on most of the core standards. I allow students to use a tool they're most comfortable with. This opens the doors during a closing to share how mathematical thinking with various tools and strategies. If my lesson specifically applies a particular tool then students will use this tool for practice but can prove their work with a separate tool.
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