Hands-On Learning Videos

ETA hand2mind strives to support educators with relevant, valuable resources that maximize the use and effectiveness of manipulatives and visual models available to educators. Our short how-to videos are designed to unleash the power of learning by doing.

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How to Teach Fractions on a Number Line Using Fraction Tower Cubes

This brief how-to video utilizes the Number Line and Fraction Tower Cubes to help students recognize fractions as numbers, and to understand why computational procedures with fractions make sense.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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VersaTiles®

New and Improved VersaTiles: Fun in four easy steps

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VersaTiles is an active alternative to practice workbooks. It combines the challenge of a puzzle with standards-aligned skills practice, helping students develop fluency of key concepts and skills

Featured Manipulatives: VersaTiles

Featured Resource: Sample Lesson: Let's Count - Counting tens and ones

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RekenRods™

Building Number Sense with RekenRods

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The RekenRods color-coded system integrates all the best features of rekenreks, number lines, linking cubes, and ten-frames.

Featured Manipulative: RekenRods

 

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Addition

How to Teach Adding with Regrouping Using Base Ten Blocks

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Learn how to use Base Ten Blocks to add with regrouping.

Featured Manipulatives: Base Ten Blocks | Place Value Mat

Featured Resource: Hands-On Standards, Common Core Edition, Grade 1, Teacher Resource Guide

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How to Add Integers Using Algeblocks

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Learn how to use Algeblocks to make sense of adding integers.

Featured Manipulative: Algeblocks

 

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Fractions

How to Teach Fractions on a Number Line Using Fraction Tower Cubes

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Learn how to represent fractions on a Number Line using Fraction Towers Cubes.

Featured Manipulatives: Fraction Tower Equivalency Cubes | Fraction Number Lines

Featured Lesson: Hands-On Standards, Common Core Fractions, Teacher Resource Guide, Grade 3

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Multiplication

How to Multiply Integers Using Algeblocks

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Learn how to to solve multiplication problems by building an area model with Algeblocks.

Featured Manipulatives: Algeblocks

 

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Ratios & Proportional Relationships

How to Teach Proportional Relationships Using the XY Coordinate Pegboard

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Learn to use the XY Coordinate Pegboard to help students understand a graphical representation of a proportional relationship, and how to look at data and decide whether or not it represents a proportional relationship.

Featured Manipulatives: XY Coordinate Pegboard | Rulers | Graph Paper

Featured Lesson: Hands-On Standards, Common Core Edition, Grade 7, Teacher Resource Guide

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Subtraction

How to Subtract Integers Using Algeblocks

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Learn how to use Algeblocks to make sense of subtracting integers.

Featured Manipulative: Algeblocks

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