Dynamic Subtraction With Golden Beads

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Dynamic Subtraction With Golden Beads
Math - Arithmetical Operations
Age4.5 - 5
PrerequisitesUnderstanding of Decimal System
Materialsfull set of Golden Beads
1 set of large number cards
1 set of small number cards per child
1 tray per child
1 small bowl for units per child

This activity teaches the child to do subtraction problems that require exchanging.


  1. step one
  2. step two, etc.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own

Large Number Cards pdf icon.jpg Small Number Cards pdf icon.jpg
Large Number Cards Small Number Cards

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