Color Chips

This virtual manipulative uses plus-minus chips to demonstrate adding positive and negative values.

Using this virtual manipulative you may:

Solve a problem using chips

  1. Read the instructions explaining the problem that you are to work on.
  2. Drag chips into the work circle to represent the problem and click Continue.
  3. Drag plus chips on top of negative chips or vice versa to cancel them out.
  4. When you drag a plus chip onto a negative chip they will animate and disappear to represent cancelling each other out.

  5. Type in your answer (the number of chips left over with the appropriate sign) and click the Check button.
  6. A message will indicate if your answer is correct.

    If you are incorrect, try again.

Try a new problem

    Click New Problem. The workspace will be reset and a new problem will be displayed.