My 7 year old first grader has been using manipulatives to learn multiplication concepts.
She recently got a deck of division flash cards from her grandmother and wanted to learn division too. So I took an idea from Hands On Math by Creative Teaching Press.
I took simple white 12X12 scrapbooking cardstock papers and divided the sheets into 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 equal parts. Rather than laminating the sheets, I simply slipped them into a scrapbook to protect them and keep them tidy. We used the mini-erasers I picked up from Target around August in their dollar bins. They make excellent manipulatives because they don’t slide around on the clear sheet protectors.