The focus for this research paper was to explore which math manipulatives are the most effective for each strand of the B.E.S.T. standards. The review of literature provided information about the history of math manipulatives, what are math manipulatives, B.E.S.T. standards, and the six strands. A review of the most commonly used math manipulatives was part of the literature viewed during the research process in order to see how those manipulatives can be connected to the B.E.S.T. standards, so that students can effectively understand more abstract concepts.
Eby, Katharine E.
"Effective Math Manipulatives To Use With The B.E.S.T. Standards In Grades K-6,"
Transformations: Vol. 8:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/transformations/vol8/iss1/2
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