72 Sneaker Tennis Shoe Shaped Math Counters - Mini Counting Manipulatives - Color Sorting - Early Education - Teacher Supply

These cute little counters are plastic shoes in 3 different colors.  They are perfect manipulatives for early math because they are perfect for patterning and counting!  Set includes 72 counters.

  • 72 Pieces.  1.5" x 1" x .5"
  • 3 Different colors

     Ways to use these in early math:

    • Math manipulatives, or counters, are any small objects that kids can count or move around to help them work out simple math problems. 
    • Hands on way to learn math such as counting, adding, subtracting, making patterns and comparing numbers.
    • For example, you could take the addition problem 3+2=?  Have the students make a group of 3 red shoes and 2 yellow shoes.  Then push them together and count your total.
    • They are also great for showing the relationships among numbers. If you had a row of 10 counters and a row of 5 counters you can easily see that 10 is bigger than 5.
    • You can use these as a hands on way to teach basic story problems.  For example, if Susie had 7 less shoes than Chad, who had 10, how many did Susie have?
    • Patterning.  Use the counters to make simple patterns such as AB, ABC, ABBC etc. 

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