Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives

Manipulatives for teaching abstract mathematical concepts to students who are blind or visually impaired

Created by Jim Franklin, a special education teacher in Georgia, Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives are designed for students of various ages and ability levels to solve mathematical problems and check responses to lessons as they use tactile representations of abstract concepts. These manipulatives feature movable, interchangeable slides for learning how to round whole numbers, decimals, and money; to identify equivalent fractions; to calculate elapsed time, and more. Manufactured in the U.S. of recycled plastic with steel reinforcement, Slide-A-Round math manipulatives also include products for students who are blind or visuallyimpaired, including braille readers.

Free worksheets are available for download on the following topics:

  • rounding numbers
  • money
  • decimals
  • elapsed time
  • weight
  • fractions