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Manipulatives for basic math

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Apr 08, 1998 at 19:41:11
Subject: Re: Manipulatives for basic math

Of course, any manipulatives are very good for this type of student. I would recommend something called Algeblocks by ETA. There is a workbook to go along with it by South-Western Publishing Co. There is also a computer version. It will help with basic operations with integers, solving equations, and most algebra problems. There is a simple idea to create with number lines for percent. For example: what number is 10% of 30? Have the student set up a number line for the problem and one for the percent of 100. _______________________ 0 10 100 _______________________ x 30 (30 is the whole so it corresponds to the 100) Now set up the ratios to solve: x/30 = 10/100 . Hope this helps.

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