Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Organize Right Start Math Manipulatives!

Isn't it fun to get packages in the mail? I love getting school supplies like this! This is the box we got from Right Start Math...

After receiving it I wondered how in the world I'd organize all that stuff in a way that was uniform and accessible. I googled it and checked on Pinterest trying to find a storage system I liked and kept coming up short. After looking at a variety of storage containers from several different stores, I ended up finding JUST the perfect thing, and the price tag was minimal. I imagine I'm not the only mom who has wished for a good Right Start organization system, so I thought I'd share what I came up with.

First you need are three of these "Creative Options Large Artist Box" containers from WalMart, which will hold the majority of the Right Start manipulatives:

Here is how I arranged the things inside each box:

I put the geometric solids in a little lidded container from WalMart...

...which stacks nicely with a duplicate container holding the one and only manipulative I bought in addition to Right Start Math, which is a set of Base Ten Flats:

Then all that remains is this stuff...

...which I put into one of those clear, zip-up bags that sheet sets come in. But if you don't have one of those you could put it into a large ziploc as well. 

I wish I could have read this post back when I ordered Right Start. But maybe it will help someone else get their Right Start manipulatives organized hassle-free! 


  1. NICE!! Better organization makes learning so much more fun! for both teacher AND student! :)

  2. Great organization ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great organization ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is perfect! I did what you did -- opened a box full of math stuff, excitedly, only to wonder, "How in the world can I make sense of this on the shelf!". You have solved that beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)