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EQAO Assessments
As of November 2018, Grade 9 students are allowed to access virtual manipulatives via internet tools (e.g., mathies.ca), similar to what is currently allowed for the primary and junior assessments. (EQAO Policy Updates)

Click on a button for more information about a specific tool, help videos, PDF supports, and a link to the standalone tool. These apps can be accessed in a variety of ways, including on mobile devices and as installed applications.

Fraction Strips Tool icon Fraction Strips - represent fractions by dragging pieces from the fraction tower into the workspace. Pieces can be placed in a line to form a train. Manipulate the pieces and trains to compare and order fractions or to model fraction operations.
Colour Tiles Tool icon

Colour Tiles - Represent numbers, ratios and percents. Explore patterns and measurement. Create geometric designs. Users can change colours, create mirror images, rotate, and clone selections.
Money Tool icon Money - represent various money amounts using realistic images of Canadian coins and bills.
Notepad Tool icon Notepad - write solutions, sketch diagrams, create graphs and record your mathematical thinking using one of four backgrounds (grid, isometric dot, lined, blank)
Number Chart icon Number Chart - includes two number charts (0-99 and 1-100), an addition chart (to 12 + 12), and a multiplication chart (to 12 x 12). Flip individual cards, rows, columns or all cards at once.
Rekenrek Tool icon Rekenrek - arithmetic racks used to build understanding of whole numbers, number relationships and reasoning for various operations.
Each rod has ten bead, five of one colour followed by five of another colour.
Relational Rods+ Tool icon Relational Rods+ - represent, compare, order, and operate on whole numbers, fractions or decimals by dragging rods from the tower into the work space and manipulating them.space

Relational Rods+** includes:
  • Relational Rods plus
  • Whole Number Rods plus
  • Decimal Number Rods

Set Tool icon

Set Tool - Sets of objects can be generated randomly or designed by the user. Sort and classify objects. Create patterns. Represent, compose and decompose whole numbers, tenths, and fractions. Explore experimental probability.

Users can:
  • organize objects using five frames(as of V 2.0.0), ten frames or frames of tenths
  • scramble objects in the workspace
  • create new sets while conserving count and the selected attribute options

Click on a button for more information about a specific tool, help videos, PDF supports, and a link to the standalone tool. These tools are available only for Flash-enabled browsers. You may be able to use Puffin Academy to access these on mobile.

Calculator Tool icon

Basic - perform simple calculations including square roots and percentage.
Scientific - standard trig, log and power buttons as well as unit conversions and a variety of constants
Graphing - explore transformations of functions by creating an equation using parameters then changing their values to see how the equation is affected. Up to three functions can be graphed.
Number Line Tool icon Number Line Tool - represent whole numbers and integers using magnitude bars, vectors, number ribbons or hops. Model various operations.
Partitioning Sets Tool icon

Partitioning Sets by Number - model 1/n of a set of objects
Explore partitioning of a set. Explore questions like...
Is 1/6 of 12 a whole number?
Can objects be partitioned into 4 subsets of equal size?
Pattern Blocks icon

Pattern Blocks - a virtual manipulative made up of an unlimited number of triangles, hexagons and other shapes that can be placed, rotated and manipulated in a workspace to model patterns, show number operations or represent fractions.
Pouring Containers Tool icon

Pouring Containers - virtual representations of various containers that can be filled to represent fractions; pour the contents to model various operations.

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