This is our favorite activity bag! I got this ice cube tray at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and it's perfect because it fits in a zippered, cloth pencil bag. I glued felt squares into the bottom of each compartment and added some tiny objects. I used counting bears, plastic fruit, chunky beads, and buttons. He loves to sort the objects and explore!
Math can be a difficult subject for students. Manipulatives can be used to help differentiate for students that are having a hard time understanding a concept. Counting bears can be used in multiplication to help students visual and physically count the bears. 4.OA.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison.