Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

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Manipulatives Progression (Equipment)

Younger children need more manipulatives as little children are very concrete learners. They can reason about real objects, but they have trouble thinking abstractly about numbers. But, no matter how old children are, always remember that manipulatives are there to serve a purpose. Gradually encourage your children to visualize the manipulatives and use the manipulatives less until they no longer need them.