This series of comprehensive handbooks provides you with step-by-step guidance to maximize the educational effectiveness of manipulatives in your math curriculum. Each innovative handbook features full-color photographs and illustrations for 50 grade-leveled math lessons using common math manipulatives. Lessons include specific activity procedures with teaching notes and special " Look Out." sections to alert you to common difficulties. The included blackline masters reinforce concepts taught to help prepare students for testing. All lessons are connected to real-world problem solving and are guided by NCTM Standards. Writing and extension activities are also included, providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate mathematical thinking. Supports any math curriculum. Hardcover with lay-flat spiral bindings. Includes 192 pages and 70 lessons.