Here you can find examples of manipulatives that were designed by the prospective teachers that participated in our Prospective Teachers Making for Mathematical Learning (TMML) project. Each manipulative was Made intentionally by a prospective teacher to help deepen a specific child’s mathematical learning, thinking, and doing. You can learn more about each tool by reading its description, which was written by its designer!
You can also find some of these “Objects to Think With” in the new repository of the Educational Manufacturing Consortium. The repository is an open-source ecosystem that is being developed to provide students and educators with curated, carefully reviewed, digitally designed models.
As you explore the collection below, you’ll notice that some of the manipulatives have STL files in their description, so you can download them and print them for your own classroom! You’ll even find some links to related research findings associated with some of the tools. Enjoy, Makers!