Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In-Hand Manipulation

Sort paperclips by color, draw a geometric "home" for each color and nestle the clips inside, then use only one hand to pick up "x" number of clips, one clip at a time.  Work each clip deep into your palm and then pick up the next clip.  Keep upping the number you pick up.  No, you really can't use the other hand to help.  Sure, some paperclips fall out of your hand but you'll get the hang of it eventually.

In-Hand Manipulation Video

You can also use pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters for your sorted groups instead of paperclips.

This student started off using her left hand but learned that her right hand has an easier time of it.

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