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Library Collection Development Policy - Appendices

Appendix F: Manipulatives



To provide UNK education students and faculty, and other UNK students and faculty access to manipulative objects related to math and science.

Adminstrator of the Collection:

The Curriculum Librarian, Calvin T. Ryan Library, Lower Level, (308) 865-8276

Estimate of Holdings:

The collection contains approximately 40 sets of manipulatives.

Location of Materials:

Calvin T. Ryan Library Lower Level.


Items are purchased for the collection at faculty member request.


Generally items in these collections are not removed unless the set becomes unusable for some reason.

Treatment of Subject:

The library collects math and science resources.

Types of Materials:

Math manipulatives include rods, base blocks, tangrams, linking cubes, counters, pattern blocks, geoboards, clocks, coins, bills, algebra tiles and more.

Science manipulatives include magnets, tuning rods, magnifying lenses, thermometers, marbles, solids, shells, and more.