Learn how to help your math students absorb new concepts with these free math manipulatives from the Math Learning Center.

In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 trainer Monica Burns explores some helpful math manipulatives from the Math Learning Center. These free apps are available on a variety of devices, so no matter what type of technology your students have access to, you can find something that works for them.

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Resources like these are useful to keep nearby. If you find them helpful, make sure to bookmark them on your browser or tablet. Then when you notice a student struggling with a particular topic, you can pull up one of the apps and walk through the issue step by step. Whether you use Number Line for helping students visualize equations, or Pattern Shapes for a little geometry review, I'm sure you'll find many classroom uses for these free math manipulatives.

Try out a couple of these free apps, and let me know what you think in a comment on this article.

Where to Find Math Manipulatives OnlineInterested in more resources for your math classroom? Take a look at this top-notch online training session:

Being Better at Math: Strategies for Elementary Math. Establishing a good math foundation at the elementary level is crucial to success in math in later grades. Discover manipulatives, games, reflective journals, and bridge tools to help your students go from being passive students to active learners.

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About Our “Math Manipulatives” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.