manipulatives

plural noun
ma·​nip·​u·​la·​tives | \ mə-ˈni-pyə-ˌlā-tivz How to pronounce manipulatives (audio) , -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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