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Monday, August 29, 2011

Pipe Cleaner Bead Math

Brayden made these in Kindergarten and I thought they were genius. Something they learned about in Kindergarten was what numbers could be combined to make a certain number. For example, take the number six. You can get six with 6+0, 5+1, 4+2, and 3+3. These number bracelets make it very easy for the children to see what numbers you need to make other numbers.

Making one is simple. You take a piece of pipe cleaner and the number of beads you want on the bracelet/ring. You then connect the ends with a little twist, and cover up with tape or sticky paper. You can then write the number on the tape. Then you have a very tactile math activity!

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