## Thursday, November 6, 2014

My son has been doing a lot of addition exercises (static) using both the stamp game and bead frames.  I created equation cards, place value mat and stamp game booklet for the exercises.  I’m sharing how we do static addition using both materials.

Static Addition using the Stamp Game.

1.  Take out an equation card and copy the equation in the booklet.

2.  Using the equation, select the stamps for both numerals placing them on the place value mat.

3.  Now say “Let’s add the amounts together.” Push the rows of stamps together (combine them), starting with the units.  Count and record the number.  Do the same thing for the tens, hundreds and thousands.

4.  The four rows of the bead frame represents the decimal.  The upper green beads is for the units, the blue for tens, red for hundreds and the lower green beads for thousands.  Now using the same concept as the stamp game, count and move the appropriate beads from the left to right side. Once you’re done counting, record the numbers.  In this case, Mavi used it to check his work.

Here’s Mavi working several times. Can’t believe he’s glued.

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1. Great hands on activity!! Makes math more fun!

2. Interesting way to do math!

3. I love how involved he is! Clearly a fun activity :)

Katie @ Cup of Tea

4. Looks like fun. And wow! Was an abicus used to check the math? I'm not sure if I've actually ever used one properly!

5. This looks challenging and fun! I love how you put so much thought and love into your homeschooling.

6. Thanks everyone! We love using these tactile materials. Makes math more interesting and fun :)