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Manipulatives

Manipulatives - instructional support tools used to scaffold the learning process by providing visual and/or tangible representations of a literacy or math concept. For example, plastic chips can be used as tokens or placeholders to represent speech sounds when learning to count phonemes in a word, letter tiles can be used when mapping graphemes to phonemes, or plastic linking blocks work as manipulatives to illustrate numeracy concepts such as addition and subtraction.

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