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# My New Singapore Math Manipulatives!

I get the luxury of ordering new math materials for my school.  To prepare for all of the common core instruction in place value, fractions, and decimals, I ordered lots of fraction circles, some more unifix cubes, and some place value strips.  When my order came in this week, it was like Christmas!  That is always the feeling I have anytime I rip open boxes of new math materials!  I am most excited about the place value strips which are pictured below.   As you can see in the pictures, they come apart so that students actually see the value of the number.  These are one of the Singapore Math manipulatives.  Each color matches the Singapore math discs if you decide to get those as well which I use with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.  If you want to have a smaller size, there is also a copy, cut and laminate version in one of Sandra Chen’s books, The Parent Connection for Singapore Math.

Place Value Strips

Place Value Strips Showing the Value of the Digit

Decimal Strips

Decimal Strips Showing the Value of the Digit

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