Required Materials

Base-ten blocks

Beakers

Bingo chips

Blank paper

Colored pencils

Copies of blackline master

Cuisenaire rods

Decks of playing cards

Demonstration nets with and without flaps

Dot stickers

Small circular sticker useful for plotting points on a display.


Drink mix

A powder that is mixed with water to create a fruit-flavored or chocolate-flavored drink. Using a sugar-free drink mix is recommended, but not a mix that calls for adding a separate sweetener when mixing up the drink.


Empty containers

Food coloring

Four-function calculators

$\frac12$-inch cubes

$\frac14$-inch graph paper

Gallon-sized jug

Geometry toolkits

For grade 6: tracing paper, graph paper, colored pencils, scissors, and an index card to use as a straightedge or to mark right angles.

For grades 7 and 8: everything in grade 6, plus a ruler and protractor. Clear protractors with no holes and with radial lines printed on them are recommended.

Notes: (1) "Tracing paper" is easiest to use when it's a smaller size. Commercially-available "patty paper" is 5 inches by 5 inches and ideal for this. If using larger sheets of tracing paper, consider cutting them down for student use. (2) When compasses are required in grades 6-8 they are listed as a separate Required Material.


Glue or glue sticks

Graduated cylinders

Graphing technology

Examples of graphing technology are: a handheld graphing calculator, a computer with a graphing calculator application installed, and an internet-enabled device with access to a site like desmos.com/calculator or geogebra.org/graphing. For students using the digital materials, a separate graphing calculator tool isn't necessary; interactive applets are embedded throughout, and a graphing calculator tool is accessible on the student digital toolkit page. 


Graph paper

Grocery store circulars

Grocery store advertisements from the newspaper or that are picked up at the store. If students have Internet access, you could substitute an online version of this.


Household items

Inch cubes

Index cards

Internet-enabled device

Liter-sized bottle

Markers

Masking tape

Materials assembled from the blackline master

Measuring tapes

Metal paper fasteners

brass brads


Meter sticks

Nets of polyhedra

Origami paper

Paper cups

Pattern blocks

Pre-assembled or commercially produced polyhedra

Pre-assembled or commercially produced tangrams

Pre-assembled polyhedra

Pre-printed cards, cut from copies of the blackline master

Pre-printed slips, cut from copies of the blackline master

Quart-sized bottle

Rulers

Rulers marked with centimeters

Rulers marked with inches

Salt

Scale

a digital scale that can output in grams, kilograms, ounces, or pounds


Scissors

Snap cubes

Sticky notes

Stopwatches

Straightedges

A rigid edge that can be used for drawing line segments. Sometimes a ruler is okay to use as a straightedge, but sometimes it is preferable to use an unruled straightedge, like a blank index card.


String

Students’ collections of objects

Tape

Teacher’s collection of objects

Teaspoon

Tools for creating a visual display

Any way for students to create work that can be easily displayed to the class. Examples: chart paper and markers, whiteboard space and markers, shared online drawing tool, access to a document camera.


Tracing paper

Bundles of "patty paper" are available commercially for a very low cost. These are small sheets (about 5" by 5") of transparent paper.


Tray

Water

Yardsticks