manipulatives

plural noun
ma·nip·u·la·tives | \mə-ˈni-pyə-ˌlā-tivz, -lə-\

Definition of manipulatives 

: objects (such as blocks) that a student is instructed to use in a way that teaches or reinforces a lesson

First Known Use of manipulatives

1965, in the meaning defined above

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