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:
- beads and buttons
- 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.