A simple yet effective way to teach number sense and build confidence. For younger children, the beads on the frame can used to demonstrate the relationships between numbers along with basic principles of addition and subtraction. For older children, different values can be applied to the rows and colours for more complex calculations. Wooden frame with 2 rows of 10 beads, each row comprises 5 red and 5 white beads. 7 x 7 x 25cm, 20 beads.
Reasons to Love:
• Perfect for 1-1 correspondence activities to enable children to assign one number to each object as they are counted.
• Allows children to touch or move a bead as they count it, whilst also allowing children to easily count forwards or backwards moving the beads in the corresponding direction.
• Great means of teaching number bonds to 20 through grouping beads – consistent with KS1 objectives.
• Helps form the basic strategies needed for addition and subtraction and the vocabulary associated with this – ‘more than, less than’. Ideal for individual or small group use.