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Whitstable Junior School

Whitstable Junior School

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Using Manipulatives

At Whitstable Junior School we believe that through careful differentiation every child can achieve. It is through use of manipulatives such place value mats, denes equipment, counters, straws, dice, playing cards, multiplication grids, dominoes, cuisinaire, number lines, the use of the bar method, and many more resources, that our children are really successful learners.

Through using these visual stimulus' and a variety of models and images the sky is the limit for all our children. We know our children find maths fun and learn so much through the use of these resources, no matter what their capabilities. Below are a few photos of manipulatives in action. Ask your child what Manipulative they used today in maths!

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  2. How do we use Dice at WJS

  3. HAmental 4 ops playing cards

  4. HAmental addition dominoes

  5. Applying understanding of positive and negative numbers using a different resource

  6. Applying understanding of properties of number as a team

  7. Challenge 100 - race to make it to 0

  8. Developing addition skills using mental and column methods

  9. Developing mental fluency through converting fractions, decimals and % at speed

  10. Developing mental fluency using an ICT programme

  11. Developing mental fluency when converting fractions decimals and %

  12. Developing understanding of probability as a fraction using cards

  13. Developing understanding of probability using a dice

  14. During a maths intervention learning the difference between 'teen' numbers and 'ty' numbers

  15. Finding all possiblilities with visual support

  16. More NRich problem solving making predetermined totals with dominoes

  17. Naming and visualising 3 d shapes

  18. NRich problem solving involving dominoes

  19. Place Value Digit Cards

  20. Practicing skills using ICT maths games and a 100 square

  21. Practicing times table skills using a dice and checking with a calculator

  22. Problem solving and reasoning with numbers and a deck of cards

  23. Problem solving with a deck of cards and given totals and rules

  24. Putting negative numbers into context

  25. Reasoning about numbers and developing mental fluency

  26. Reasoning about positive and negative numbers

  27. Reinforcing using a systemmatic approach and reasoning about numbers

  28. revising positve and negative numbers

  29. Supporting visualing nets using polydron

  30. Understadning ratio and proportion

  31. Understanding positive and negative numbers 2

  32. Understanding positive and negative numbers

  33. Understanding ratio and proportion using a different resource

  34. Using a place value chart

  35. Using counting beads to reinforce counting on and back

  36. Using cubes to help visualise shapes from different elevations

  37. Using cubes to visualise level 6 shape questions

  38. using empty number lines to find the difference between 2 numbers

  39. Using ICT in a maths lesson to reinforce skils

  40. Using numicon to support understanding of subtraction

  41. Using polydrons to investigate open and closed nets

  42. Using the Ipads to practice multiplying decimals mentally

  43. Using visual aids to support understanding of 2d shape