# Human Intelligence: Theories and Developmental Origins

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 01.06.12

- Narrative
- Math Anxiety
- Types of Learners
- The Kinesthetic Learner
- Levels of Mastery
- Types of Manipulatives
- Incorporating the Computer
- Why don't all Teachers use Manipulatives?
- Lesson 2 - Fractions with Tangrams
- Lesson 3 - Fractions with Cuisenaire Strips (or rods)
- Manipulatives that can Enhance Math Skills - Ideal for Kinesthetic Learners
- Games That can Enhance Math Skills - ideal for Intrapersonal, Verbal, Visual and Kinesthetic Learners
- Internet Sites That Can Enhance Math Skills
- Internet Sites to Integrate Mathematics into the Curriculum
- Commercial Software Programs That Can Enhance Math Skills
- Parent Resources
- Teacher Resources

### Unit Guide

## Multi-Sensory Manipulatives in Mathematics: Linking the Abstract to the Concrete

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## Manipulatives that can Enhance Math Skills - Ideal for Kinesthetic Learners

Counting, decimals, estimations, fact strategies, fractions, number concepts, patterns, problem solving, whole numbers.

Money can be used for:

Classification, counting, decimals, equations, equivalence, fact strategies, money, probability, whole numbers

Two-Color Counters can be used for:

Counting, equivalence, equations, fact strategies, fractions, integers, number concepts, number theory - odd, even, prime, composite, place value, probability, ratio/proportion, whole numbers

Number Cubes (Dice) can be used for:

Counting, decimals, logical reasoning, mental math, number concepts, probability, and whole numbers.

Playing Cards can be used for:

Counting, number concept, probability, number theory - prime, even, odd, composite, whole numbers, place value

Rulers can be used for:

Area, perimeter, construction, fractions, decimals, estimation, measurement (especially hours), volume, whole numbers

Capacity Containers (cups, pints, quarts, gallons, liters, etc.) can be used for:

Estimation, fractions, measurement, volume

Spinners can be used for:

Counting, fact strategies, fractions, logical reasoning, mental math, number concepts, probability, whole numbers

Clocks can be used for:

Fractions, measurement, whole numbers

Cubes can be used for:

Area, classification, counting, equations, equivalence, fractions, number concepts, percent, probability, visualization, square/cubic numbers, surface area, geometric transformations, volume, whole numbers