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== Material ==
 
== Material ==
[[File:Bead Stair material.JPG|180px|left]]The bead stair consists of 9 segments of wire strung with one to nine beads.  Every number of beads is done in a different color: 1-red, 2-green, 3-peach, 4-yellow, 5-light blue, 6-lavender, 7-white, 8-brown, 9-dark blue.  The beads should be as spherical as possible so that they are equally wide as long.  They should measure about 7mm in diameter.
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[[File:Bead Stair material.JPG|180px|left]]The bead stair consists of 9 segments of wire strung with one to nine beads.  Every number of beads is done in a different color: 1-red, 2-green, 3-peach, 4-yellow, 5-light blue, 6-lavender, 7-white, 8-brown, 9-dark blue.  The beads should be as spherical as possible so that they are equally wide as long.  They should measure between 7 and 8mm in diameter.

Revision as of 13:15, 27 April 2011

Bead Stair
Math - Linear Counting
Bead Stair 2.JPG
LevelPrimary
Age3.5 - 4
PrerequisitesAbility to count to ten
MaterialsBead Stair
small paper slips with numerals 1-9
container for bead stair
container for numerals
square of black felt
tray

This activity helps the child learn to associate the quantities 1 through 9 with their numerals.
It also introduces the child to the material used in the Teens Beads, the Teens Board, the Short Chains, the Long Chains, Addition With Bead Bars, Subtraction With Bead Bars, and Multiplication With Bead Bars.

Presentation

  1. Carry the work to a mat or table. If done at a table, use a large table mat.
    Bead Stair 1.JPG
  2. Lay out the black mat on the right side of the mat.
    Bead Stair 3.JPG
  3. Place the bead bars randomly on the middle of the mat.
    Bead Stair 4.JPG
  4. Find the 1 bead bar and place it near the bottom of the black mat. Find the 2 bar and place it above the first bead bar. Continue in this way until all the bead bars have been placed in order.
    Bead Stair 5.JPG Bead Stair 6.JPG Bead Stair 7.JPG Bead Stair 8.JPG
  5. Place the numeral cards in order along the bottom of the mat.
    Bead Stair 9.JPG
  6. Take the 1 bead bar and set it on the left side of the mat. Point to it and say, "This is 1."
    Bead Stair 10.JPG
  7. Take the 1 numeral and set it to the right of the bead bar. Point to it and say, "This says 1."
  8. Present the rest of bead bars with numerals in order in the same way.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

Material

Bead Stair material.JPG

The bead stair consists of 9 segments of wire strung with one to nine beads. Every number of beads is done in a different color: 1-red, 2-green, 3-peach, 4-yellow, 5-light blue, 6-lavender, 7-white, 8-brown, 9-dark blue. The beads should be as spherical as possible so that they are equally wide as long. They should measure between 7 and 8mm in diameter.