# The following links provide a wide-variety of on-line virtual manipulatives intended to help support teaching through problem-solving via the three-part lesson. Many of these sites also have links to on-line games and other resources, but the intent was to find free, effective on-line virtual manipulatives to enhance Smartboard lesson.

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Oct 28, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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Virtual Manipulatives: On
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Janet Chappell Matheson 2012

The following links provide a wide
-
variety of on
-
line virtual manipulatives

intended to help support teaching
through problem
-
solving via the three
-
part lesson. Many of these sites also have links to on
-
line games and
other resources, but the intent was to find free, effective on
-
line virtual manipulatives to enhance
Smartboard l
esson.

Suggestions for getting started: Spend time getting to know the site and practice using the virtual
manipulative before trying it in class.

Illuminations
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM) (2012):

Website:
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

The website is divided into four main sections: activities, lessons, standards, and web links. Lessons and
tools are representative of all math strands and available for PreK
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12. Many of the activities
allow for the
creation of an exportable image or worksheet. Instructions on how to use the tools, lesson plans, Black Line
Masters, and activity sheets accompany many of the tools. Some activities are on
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line games. There are
lots of very useful manipulati
ves here.

1.

Dynamic Paper

2.

Isometric Drawing Tool

3.

Shape Cutter

4.

Shape Tool

A companion site is
http://www.thinkfinity.org

where searches can be made for various resources including
interactives. One example is a
virtual flip book.

Many of the math links take you back to Illuminations.

TeacherLed:
http://www.teacherled.com/all
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interactive
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whiteboard
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resources/

See left side menu: All I
WB Resources, then scroll to Maths, then scroll down page to view some of the
IWB Resources.

Soma Cube, Number Cube, Multiplication Square, Angle Measure, True 3D Dice…

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:

Website:
http://www.nlvm.usu.edu

Some of the virtual manipulatives available here include: geoboards, clocks, base ten blocks and pattern
blocks.

Website: http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/browse_by.jsp

Math Frog
(University of Waterloo):
http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathFROG/

This is quite a comprehensive site. Most of the links to virtual manipulatives direct the user back to the
above sites: Illuminations and the NLVM. Be aware that some of the link
s on this site direct the user to
site that require a purchase, though most tools are available free.

Welcome
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Parents/Teachers, then go to Activities and Collections

Teacher’ s Domain.org username: Janet password: edgewater7: have to register, but it’ s fr
ee:

Smart Exchange:
j.chappellmatheson@tvdsb.on.ca

(pas
sword

:edgewater7)

Interactive protractor

Internet4Classrooms
:
http://www.internet4classrooms.com

Teacher Resources: Graphics and Multimedia:
It has links for clipart, photos, sounds and educational videos.

Explore
Learning/
Gizmos:
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspResourceCatalog

A site with Math and Science online simulations. You can browse the catalogue by grade,
strand or topic.
The images are sleek and modern. The Gizmos I viewed included teacher guides, lessons and student
activity sheets. Worth checking out!

Gizmos by Grade and Topic: Grade 3
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5: Numbers and Operations
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Whole Numbers
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Rounding Numbers
(number l
ine: choose HILL).

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays and Area)

NRich
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Enriching Mathematics at
www.nrich.maths.org

is a British site. Various interactives are available
here in addition to games and other resour
ces:

For teachers
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resources for teachers
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interactive resources (scroll down to): Domino Environment.
Generic Resources
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cuisinaire rods

http://nrich.maths.org/public/leg.php?group_id=37&code=5039#results

One interesting virtual manipulative was the dominoes. The teachers’ resource link leads to many different
resources.

Mister Teacher
:
http://www.misterteacher.com/whiteboard/virtual_manipulatives.html

Interactive Angle, Alphabet Symmetry Tool, Tangrams,

The Teachers Guide
:
ht
tp://www.theteachersguide.com/InteractiveSitesMathSmartBoard.htm

Big Online Calculator, emanipulatives

multiplication table, 100’ s chart, number line (grasshopper), base ten
counters

Teachhub
:
65
Free interactive whiteboard resources (various subjects):
So
me links take you back to NLVM
or TeacherLed (sorry if there is a repeat). Ex: Top Marks
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8 Online Math Tools
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Key Stage 2
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Subtraction
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Supertimer, Countdown Clock

http://www.teachhub.com/free
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interactive
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whiteboard
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resources

TeacherLED
:
http://www.teacherled.com
TeacherLEd is a site that intends to provide teacher
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friendly
resources for Smartboards. The manipulatives I investigated, such as a 3D shape tool, were quite sleek and
modern compared to some other sites.

Smart Exchange
:
http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html

Lessons, tools, and other resources for the Smartboard.

Harcourt School Publishers
:
http://www.harcourtschool.com/hspma
th/na/index.html

Videos
: good for a change of pace. Lots of useful resources on publishers sites.

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then strand, Time and Money
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Days and Dates

Primary National Strategy: Interactive Teaching Programs
:
http://www.taw.org.uk/lic/itp/index.html

Tutorials explain how to use programs. Area
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Run Area 2.2

Choose
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Grid
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Elastics: this is a nice geoboard

Calculating Angles

Fractions (make different fractions
, compare decimals, percents and ratios)

Number Grid: multiples, prime

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publishers
:
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/show_me/

:

Show Me

Houghton Mifflin Math:
emanipulatives
:
http://www.eduplace.com/math/mw/tools/tt_3.html

Base Ten, connecting cubes, addition table, fractions and decimals. Also Math Lingo. Go to link for
Houghton Miffin Math then se
lect grade and choose Teaching Tools

Edugains
:
http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/math2/tipsformanipulativeuse.html

Tips for using manipulatives. Also see the attachments to this
file for some other resources.

ePractice
:
http://oame.on.ca/clips/index.html?ePractice=T&oneCluster=101

Choose the ‘ wrench’ tool on the right
side of the screen for: fraction
strips, designer squares, clips
calculator, dynamic paper
. Use the tool bar at the top to select other topics.

Select .swf files to embed them into Smartboard lessons.

http:/
/mathletes.zapto.org

At the ti me of printing, this website c
ould

only be accessed on non
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board computers. Do not use ‘www’ before
the web
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