Teaching Subtraction Through Manipulatives: A Free Game

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Manipulatives

Research has shown that the use of manipulatives in learning math increases comprehension drastically. Things like learning fractions through cooking with measuring cups or cutting up pies is very helpful, but the time and cost involved is limiting. What is more, often teacher don't have the time or money to make their own manipulatives or purchase them from retailers. That is why I have created this free game that is open to anyone who wants to use them. The only limitation is it cannot be sold. It must be offered for free. I have also posted an Addition Action game for anyone who wishes to use that as well. For instructions on how to save the pictures, see the blue box below.

To save the pictures simply:

1) Right click the image.

2) Select "Save Image As"

3) Choose the folder you want to save the image to. If you are not given this option, it will save to the system Download folder.

You Need One More Thing:

In addition to the pictures below you will need some form of manipulatives. These can be anything from M&Ms (a reward and manipulative all-in-one) to rocks or Legos. So long as the student has something to manipulate with their hands your limit on what the manipulatives are is only limited by imagination.

These images are free for use for teaching. I do not care who downloads them so long as they are used for teaching and are free. This game was designed by the author.
These images are free for use for teaching. I do not care who downloads them so long as they are used for teaching and are free. This game was designed by the author.
Pint the numbers out.
Pint the numbers out.
Lamination is suggested for the numbers.
Lamination is suggested for the numbers.
Cut the numbers out and use them on the board.
Cut the numbers out and use them on the board.

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