• Eda Aydemir

POLYPAD MANIPULATIVES

Updated: Feb 26

Polypad is the ultimate collection of virtual manipulatives by Mathigon. It has ready to use polygons, number and algebra tiles, fraction bars, fractals , pentominoes, and much more. You can find Polypad under the Activities section of Mathigon. When you create an account, you can save your Polypad files and share them with your students with their links.


On the sidebar, there are two tabs; Tiles and Library. When you click on Library, you may see the files (manipulatives) created by Mathigon as well as your own saved canvases.


At the very bottom of the sidebar, you can find the links to the page "Sample Lesson Plans and Video Tutorials".


I use Polypad a lot in my lessons and wanted to share the links of the lessons that I prepared; (This list will be updated periodically.)


You can save as copies and edit them as you wish.




Visual Patterns 3







Chairs around the Table Problem







Border Tiles Problem







Fractals 1 - 2







True Scale Multiplication Table








Pascal Triangle with Factors






Kolam Designs 1 - 2






Different Proofs of Number Sums








Visual Patterns 1







Visual Patterns 2







Penrose Tiles 1 - 2







Triangular Numbers







Proofs of Sum of Odd and Even Numbers






Construct different size squares on the grid.









Sphinx tiling






Tetrahedral Numbers







Cube Number







Unit Fractions










Hexadecagons







How many with Dice








Pick's Theorem







Sum of 1/2s and 1/4s








Spidrons








Dodecagon Dissection









Experimental Probability with the Galton Board and Coin Flips


Galton Board, Pascal Triangle, Normal Distribution and How can you change the distribution



Visual Proof of the Cube of a Binomial







Cube Numbers and Nicomachu’s Theorem:






Grid Paths









Number Bars and Fibonacci











Brick Walls and Fibonacci







Kite Squares







Diagonals of Rectangles








Mystic Rose








Number of Squares

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