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Hands-on and Fun Ways of Teaching Math Concepts

What fun, practical and creative ideas do you have for teaching math concepts?

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There are oodles. Each district, more often than not, has already invested in some of the commercial math hands-on items (cubes, fraction items, etc.). Many text books include manipulatives with the purchase, as well.
It really depends a LOT on the age, but ALL kids prefer hands-on activities over simply paper and pencil style content (except those that are wired that way).

Tangrams are REALLY a big hit. I've had success with them with both my 3rd and 6th graders. It's a nice activity to do or redo at the Chinese New Year. I have a magnetic one, which has 365 different ideas to try out, and is always great fun, along with integrating polygrams, and other state standards.
http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/7_Tangrams/index.html
http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/tangrams/index.html

WWW use, having students research shopping or other content is good. I know people hate the ...

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Fun, practical and creative ideas for teaching math concepts are provided.

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