Why Use a MathRack

  • The MathRack, a calculating frame, supports the natural mathematical development of children.
  • The MathRack enables students to see, think, and manipulate moveable objects to deepen their number knowledge.
  • The MathRack supports and stretches invented strategies of children.
  • The MathRack requires children to use strategic thinking rather than procedural responses.
  • The MathRack can be used for subitizing, supports discovery of all combinations, supports counting on, doubles, near doubles, subtraction as well as problem solving.
  • The MathRack promotes automatized facts…children construct mental maps of number relationships.
  • The MathRack is part of a whole math curriculum that provides the foundation of understanding number.
  • The MathRack aligns with Common Core Standards and ALL math curriculums.