I am always on the look out for math manipulatives that my students can use for a variety of math activities. I always seem to find something at the Dollar Tree. (Love that store!)
I especially like the little erasers that come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Here are a few different ones I've picked up this year.
I have used these over and over again for all kinds of math activities.
My favorite thing about having my kids use erasers is that they don't make any noise!
I also like to use food as manipulatives. My students are always more attentive when there's food involved! Here is an example using fish crackers.
We used this for addition and subtraction story problems.