Not all Math Manipulative Kits are Created Equal

Not all Math Manipulative Kits are Created Equal

Here at MANGO Math, we are constantly striving to better ourselves and our manipulative math kits. As a small business, we wanted to look into large math corporations to find out what MANGO Math is up against and how we can make our product better. We searched through companies like Hand2Mind, Nasco and EAI Education to see how we stacked up against them.  

We have fantastic news, and that’s that MANGO Math is leading the pack! We’re the front runners because no one else is doing what we are doing. Here’s the bottom line: we are the ONLY company that has everything you need ALL IN ONE crate immediately when it arrives at your classroom door. 

When comparing ourselves with these companies we looked into these six categories:  

Grade Specific Math Kits  

We have grade specific math kits available for grades K-8,along with specialty kits, Sports &Math, Problem Solving, and Money & Math. We also provide math bundles where you can order one of every grade level for a discount.  

Lessons and Activities  

We have 20 fun and engaging game-based activities included with each manipulative math kit. Other companies have paired their manipulatives with worksheets with a set number of problems.  With MANGO, every lesson is based on a game or activity that fosters curiosity, discussion and growth, through cooperation, collaboration and creative thinking.  These lessons are meant to be played numerous times to develop a stronger number sense.  

Ease with Supplies 

Our kits come with individually packaged, Grab-n-Go lessons that include instructions and reusable materials, pre-packaged in a resealable pouch. These are contained in an easy-to-carry crate that can be used year after year. No other company is providing you with the ease and convenience. We always hold your valuable time in our utmost consideration.  


Reinforce State Math Standards mathematics skills for students grades K-8 by using fun and engaging game-based lessons. Our lessons are easy for teachers to implement and they correlate seamlessly with the Common Core, NCTM and TEKS math standards. These lessons also teach those necessary 21st Century skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. 


Our assessment booklet provides pre- and post-tests for grades 2-8. The assessments come with an answer key for easy scoring and data sheets to record student results. Keeping track of a student's progress has never been easier! Students will show tangible results with the assessments as they build up their confidence with MANGO Math. (Requests can be made for Kindergarten and First trade assessments.) 

Online Resources Readily Available  

MANGO Math offers an extensive YouTube Channel where we demonstrate our games and activities. We also have online blog posts that provide excellent tips and ideas from the field on implementing MANGO Math in your classroom.  

Other companies might have some bits and pieces of the things that we are doing but only MANGO MATH has gone the extra mile by putting everything together beforehand for the ease and convenience of teachers. Our founder, Mary Curry, a former teacher, knows firsthand just how valuable a teacher’s time and energy is. That’s why MANGO Math’s manipulative math kits are intentionally designed the way they are.  

The new year is for new beginnings, start by choosing MANGO Math kits to help get your students engaged and excited to learn math!