MathsBot is a recent discovery of mine which has a few great tools aimed at older maths learners – on loading, it displays resources for GCSE pupils, for example.

However, it also has a section of online manipulatives which are great to use in the Primary classroom – particularly one which may be lacking somewhat in concrete resources.

Now, I know that online and virtual pictorial representations are no substitute for

Right now, there are 12 available:

- algebra tiles
- bar modelling
- counters
- counting stick
- Cuisenaire rods
- Dienes blocks
- fraction wall
- geoboard
- number frame
- pentominoes
- place value counters
- unit box

Of those, a handy way to create place value counters and Dienes blocks, will prove invaluable to me.