Math Materials Tray

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A great way to save on classroom supplies is to make your own math materials. These may be designed to meet all learning levels in the classroom as well as become more complex  in design and usage from grade to grade

Suggested Materials from the Warehouse:

  • paper
  • markers
  • beads and buttons
  • trim
  • containers from household section

Have students bring in cereal boxes from home to make game boards and flash cards.  Collect all types of caps to use for counting, sorting, patterning, and game board pieces. When shopping at MFTA, pick up buttons and beads to add to your arsenal.  Store math materials in old silverware trays, jewelry, candy boxes, or create your own box with separate compartments.

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This math tray can be used in: counting and cardinality, operation and algebraic thinking, and number and operations in base ten. You can add more complex elements for higher-level thinking and higher grade levels.

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Integrate slide sheets as as a storage element or use them as a game board.

This tray has a series of number value math pieces for counting games and help teach basic math operations.

This tray has a series of number value math pieces for counting games and help teach basic math operations.

This Value Board Tray is made from a Styrofoam lunch room tray and bamboo skewers.  The numbered cards can be made from cereal boxes.  Look for card stockand  posters in our paper room when you come shopping in our  warehouse..

This Value Board Tray is made from a Styrofoam lunch room tray and bamboo skewers. The numbered cards can be made from cereal boxes. Look for card stock and posters in our paper room when you come shopping in our warehouse.