Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Math Tubs and Manipulative Storage

Each of my students are numbered and each student has a numbered math tub. Everyday as students walk into my class the retrieve their math tub and have everything they need for my class that day. I use the Math Tubs for two classes and they essentially share the math tubs and are held responsible for their contents. Math Tubs contain a pair of scissors, white board marker and eraser, two number cubes, a ruler, a Baggie of base ten blocks, a pen, a highlighter, a marker, two colored circle counters, two sets of number tiles numbered 0-9, and a set of index cards with black beans (for division and multiplication). All items are numbered as well. I also have a Lost and Found Basket for any missing or lost items.