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The manipulative is a three dimensional multiplication table embedded with tubes so that poles can be inserted at either end, or both ends simultaneously. In using the manipulative, students are provided with a visual representation of multiplicative relationships. The purpose of our manipulative is to support understanding of the mathematics of multiplication and division problems. They will be able to relate the multiples of numbers for multiplication and the factors for division, discover a concept of repeated addition and subtraction, and discover other patterns of their own.