## Friday 28 August 2015

### Montessori Activity: Small Bead Frame - Comparison with the Golden Bead Decimal Quantity Tray

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
4. 1 eraser
5. The Golden Beads Decimal Quantity Tray

PRESENTATION I (COMPARISON WITH GOLDEN BEADS):

1. Show your child the four numbers printed along the left side of the frame.

2. Tell him that the green beads on the 1st wire represent unit beads, say, "This is one unit." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden unit bead and tell him that they are equivalent to each other).

3. Take out a quantity of unit golden beads, i.e. 5 and ask him to slide to the right the equivalent number of green unit beads, and he should slide out 5 green unit beads.

4. Tell your child that the blue beads on the 2nd wire represent the ten beads, say, "This is one ten." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden ten-bar and tell him that they are equivalent to each other).

5. Take out a quantity of golden ten-bars, i.e. 3 and ask him to slide to the right the equivalent number of blue ten beads, and he should slide out 3 blue tend beads.

6. Tell your child that the red beads on the 3rd wire represent the hundred beads, say, "This is one hundred." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden hundred-square and tell him that they are equivalent to each other).

7. Take out a quantity of golden hundred-squares i.e. 4 and ask him to slide to the right the equivalent number of red hundred beads, and he should slide out 4 red hundred beads.

8. Tell your child that the green beads on the 4th wire represent the thousand beads, say, "This is one thousand." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden thousand-cube and tell him that they are equivalent to each other and he should slide out 1 green thousand bead).

9. If necessary, do a Three Period Lesson with the new beads on the Small Bead Frame.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION:

1. Show your child the four numbers printed along the left side of the frame.

2. Tell him that the green beads on the 1st wire represent unit beads....

Say, "This is one unit." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden unit bead and tell him that they are equivalent to each other).

3. Take out a quantity of unit golden beads, i.e. 5 and ask him to slide to the right the equivalent number of green unit beads, and he should slide out 5 green unit beads.

4. Tell your child that the blue beads on the 2nd wire represent the ten beads, say, "This is one ten." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden ten-bar and tell him that they are equivalent to each other).

5. Take out a quantity of golden ten-bars, i.e. 3 and ask him to slide to the right the equivalent number of blue ten beads, and he should slide out 3 blue tend beads.

6. Tell your child that the red beads on the 3rd wire represent the hundred beads, say, "This is one hundred." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden hundred-square and tell him that they are equivalent to each other).

7. Take out a quantity of golden hundred-squares i.e. 4 and ask him to slide to the right the equivalent number of red hundred beads, and he should slide out 4 red hundred beads.

8. Tell your child that the green beads on the 4th wire represent the thousand beads, say, "This is one thousand." (At this point, you can bring out 1 golden thousand-cube and tell him that they are equivalent to each other and he should slide out 1 green thousand bead).

9. If necessary, do a Three Period Lesson with the new beads on the Small Bead Frame.