Upper Elementary Toolkits

Posted on September 14, 2014. Filed under: Common Core, Manipulatives | Tags: , , , |

Here are some items that belong in an upper elementary toolkit.  Remember that a toolkit has 2 parts. The first part is the materials and the second part is the templates. Introduce the items as you use them.  In the beginning of the year you will use many of these items in your daily routines.  For example, you can use the pattern blocks during the Fraction of the Day routine.


Unifix Cubes

Fraction Squares, Circles, Bars

Pattern Blocks  (for teaching fractions and geometry)

Bears (for fraction set models) (also for multiplication problems)

Base Ten Blocks

Elapsed Time Ruler –

google UEN  Utah Education Network elapsed time ruler

1 inch tiles

Decimal Squares

Decimal Wheels


Unifix Cubes Paper – multiplication: groups of problems

copy links –



Fraction Squares, Circles, Bars –

copy links





Fraction number line

copy link


Pattern Block Paper (for fractions and geometry)

copy link – 


Base Ten Blocks Paper

Base ten grid and Ten Thousand Grid Paper

copy link


1-inch tile Paper

copy link –      http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_4507209/File/Instructional%20Resources/G4V2BL2.pdf

Decimal Squares

Decimal Wheels

copy link

http://www.eworkshop.on.ca/edu/resources/guides/NSN_vol_6_Decimal_Numbers.pdf   (page 65)

Geoboard paper (use for geometry and fractions)

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Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

***In many cases you have to copy the link and paste it into the url because it is a pdf and it won’t hyperlink.

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