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 chains 1-10
– arrows (digital copy)
– skip counting worksheet for recording work (digital copy)
– detail instruction with pictures
shortest chain: 1.5 inch
longest chain: 35 inches
Montessori bead chains:
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.