manipulative

[muh-nip-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-tiv]
adjective
1.
influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one’s own purposes: a manipulative boss.
2.
of or pertaining to manipulation of objects or parts of the body; serving to manipulate: spinal manipulative therapy.
noun
3.
Usually, manipulatives. any of various objects or materials that students can touch and move around in order to help them learn mathematical and other concepts: the use of blocks, flashcards, and other manipulatives in the classroom.

manipulatively, adverb
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Example sentences
The purpose of this memo is to provide you with clarification regarding the use of test manipulatives.
Allow the students to use their manipulatives to work through the problem before they draw their pictures.
Ask the students to copy it with their own manipulatives.
Lessons incorporate visual models, including manipulatives, to reinforce learning.
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