Montessori colored bead set / prep for multiplication / Math material / skip counting/educational material / homeschooler
Don't just look at the multiplication table and memorize it.
Let's work on it! This material is used for preparation of multiplication.
Age range: elementary math level (approx. age 6-12)
Child can use it once he/she can count 1 to 100
This set includes
- bead bars 1-10
- bead chains 1-10
- bead squares 1-10
- arrows (digital copy)
- skip counting worksheet for recording work (digital copy)
- detail instruction with pictures
- shortest: one bead chain is 1.5 inch
- longest: ten bead chain is 35 inches
This activity helps the child learn to associate the quantities 1 through 19 with their numerals (matching the beads with the numbers)
Child counts beads one by one. It is a good practice for fine motor skills.
With the ten bead bar, it teaches children place value of tens and units
Montessori bead chains+squares:
This activity teaches the child skip counting which is preparation for multiplication. It also indirectly prepares the child to understand squaring numbers.
At its simplest, this activity is good for practicing number order. That after 29 comes 30, and after 39 comes 40, etc.
On the next level, it illustrates skip counting; counting by twos or threes or fives.
An older child will see the multiplication tables from these chains.
when we do skip counting of five
we take out the chain 5
Count each section
He can also record the number for skip counting of 5.
When a child counts short bead chain 5, it reinforces the pattern of 5 in his mind.
It comes naturally for a child when you introduce the multiplication.
It also provides the visual experience for the group of 5.
Montessori bead squares:
It is for the learning of squares of 1-9.
Child fold the bead chain into square and impose the bead square.
Child learns the square value will be the total beads of the chains. It indirectly prepares the child to understand square numbers.