Friday, 28 August 2015

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Montessori Activity: Small Bead Frame - Dynamic Addition (With Exchange)


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:

1. Small bead frame
2. 1 worksheet
3. 1 green, red and blue pencil

PRESENTATION:

1. Read a problem to your child, i.e.:

    4679
+ 2864
---------
   7543
2. Slide 9 green unit beads to the right.

3. During the process of adding 4, slide 1 green unit bead over to the right, which makes the total of 10.

4. Exchange by sliding 10 green unit beads back to the left and 1 blue ten bead the right.

5. Continue sliding the 3 remaining green unit beads to the right, counting as you go along... 2, 3, 4.

6. Count the beads on the right, i.e. 13 and record it on the worksheet.

7. Next slide 7 blue ten beads to the right.

8. During the process of adding 6, slide 2 blue ten beads over to the right, which makes the total of 10.

9. Exchange by sliding 10 blue ten beads back to the left and 1 red hundred bead to the right.

10. Slide the remaining 4 blue ten beads to the right, counting as you go along... 3, 4, 5, 6.

11. Count the beads on the right, i.e. 140 and record it on the worksheet.

12. Slide 6 red hundred beads to the right.

13. During the process of adding 8, slide 3 red hundred beads to the right, which makes a total of 10.

14. Exchange by sliding 10 red hundred beads back to the left and 1 green thousand bead to the right.

15. Continue sliding the 5 remaining red hundred beads to he right, counting as you go along... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

16. Count the beads on the right, i.e. 1500 and record it on the worksheet.


17. Slide 4 green thousand beads to the right from the first addend.

18. Slide another 2 green thousand beads to the right for the second addend. 

19. Count the beads on the right and record the answer in the worksheet i.e. 7543.


1. Read a problem to your child.


2. Slide 9 green unit beads to the right.


3. During the process of adding 4, slide 1 green unit bead over to the right, which makes the total of 10.


4. Exchange by sliding 10 green unit beads back to the left and 1 blue ten bead the right.


5. Continue sliding the 3 remaining green unit beads to the right, counting as you go along... 2, 3, 4.


6. Count the beads on the right, i.e. 13 and record it on the worksheet.


7. Next slide 7 blue ten beads to the right.


8. During the process of adding 6, slide 2 blue ten beads over to the right, which makes the total of 10.

9. Exchange by sliding 10 blue ten beads back to the left and 1 red hundred bead to the right.


10. Slide the remaining 4 blue ten beads to the right, counting as you go along... 3, 4, 5, 6.


11. Count the beads on the right, i.e. 140 and record it on the worksheet.


12. Slide 6 red hundred beads to the right.


13. During the process of adding 8, slide 3 red hundred beads to the right, which makes a total of 10.


14. Exchange by sliding 10 red hundred beads back to the left and 1 green thousand bead to the right.


15. Continue sliding the 5 remaining red hundred beads to he right, counting as you go along... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.


16. Count the beads on the right, i.e. 1500 and record it on the worksheet.


17. Slide 4 green thousand beads to the right from the first addend.



18. Slide another 2 green thousand beads to the right for the second addend. 


19. Count the beads on the right and record the answer in the worksheet i.e. 7543.

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