## Friday 28 August 2015

### Montessori Activity: Small Bead Frame - Forming Numbers (Without Zero)

Note: I am showing the large bead frame above, because it is not necessary to buy both the small bead frame and the large bead frame. I am using the large bead frame to do the small bead frame exercises.

AGE: 5.5 (after the child has worked with the Stamp Game)

OBJECTIVE(S):

To show the relationship between the different place values in the decimal system.

MATERIALS:

2. 1 worksheet
3. 1 green, red and blue pencil

PRESENTATION (WITHOUT ZERO):

1. Write a number on paper, such as 3256.

2. Slide one green unit bead at a time to the right and count as you go along until you have moved 6 green unit beads to the right.

3. Do the same by sliding 5 blue ten beads, 2 red hundred beads and 3 green thousand beads to the right, counting them as you go away. Say, "You now have 3256."

4. Slide all the beads back to the left, invite your child to write a number on the notation paper and try out making this number on the bead frame himself.

5. Next invite your child to compose a number on the bead frame and composes the number on his notation paper.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION:

1. Write a number on paper, such as 3256.

2. Slide one green unit bead at a time to the right and count as you go along until you have moved 6 green unit beads to the right.

3. Do the same by sliding 5 blue ten beads to the right...

sliding 2 red hundred beads to the right...

and sliding 3 green thousand beads to the right, counting them as you go away. Say, "You now have 3256."

4. Slide all the beads back to the left, invite your child to write a number on the notation paper and try out making this number on the bead frame himself.