The Spiral Science & Math Manipulative provides many useful science-based mathematics activities and lessons that can be implemented easily with little preparation to promote scientific inquiry among young students.
The product is designed for use across multiple grade levels and has been found to effectively motivate student participation in hands-on math based exercises. The earliest implementation can occur once students have begun to learn addition and subtraction when the magnetic tiles can be used to set up simple math problems.
Learning activities developed for the manipulative are consistent with multiple elements of the National Science Education Standard and the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM) to improve student outcomes in science and math.
It offers a fun, exciting way to engage students in the application of math concepts, especially during grades 5th through 8th when they begin to encounter increasing difficulty with math concepts at a time when their science activities also rely upon these critical important math skills, including:
The Spiral Science & Math Manipulative is patterned after a tiling of squares equal in length and width to the numbers contained in the Fibonacci Series. Starting with 2 squares of equal size, the manipulative forms a rectangle with a ratio that approaches the Golden Mean in just the first several numbers of the series.
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