Free Counters for Teaching Math

Having the “teacher packrat syndrome” of saving anything and everything that could be used for teaching, I have a lot of caps from gallon water bottles.  They come in different colors such as red, blue, and purple.  These are great for counting, teaching patterns, for teaching beginning addition and subtraction, for teaching multiplication and division, for fractions, etc.   Anything that you buy a lot of, whether it’s water bottles or Coke bottles, you can save the bottle caps for teaching math.