Introduction to the Stamp Game

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Introduction to the Stamp Game
Math - Arithmetical Operations
Stamp Game 1.JPG
PrerequisitesUnderstanding of Decimal System
Static Addition With Golden Beads
Dynamic Addition With Golden Beads
MaterialsStamp Game set
1 unit bead
1 ten bar
1 hundred square
1 thousand cube

This activity introduces the child to the stamp game which lets the child practice mathematical operations at a higher level of abstraction.
After this introduction the teacher may proceed immediately to Addition With the Stamp Game.


  1. Take the material to a mat or table. If at a table, a table mat will be needed.
    Stamp Game 1.JPG
  2. step two
    Stamp Game 2.JPG
  3. step three
    Stamp Game 3.JPG
  4. step four
    Stamp Game 4.JPG
  5. step five
    Stamp Game 5.JPG

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


A standard stamp game set includes 81 unit stamps, 81 ten stamps, 81 hundred stamps, 18 thousand stamps, 9 unit skittles, 9 ten skittles, 9 hundred skittles, 1 thousand skittle, 9 green circles, 9 blue circles, and 9 red circles.

Make Your Own

Stamp Game color pdf icon.jpg
Stamp Game black & white pdf icon.jpg
Math Paper pdf icon.jpg
Stamp Game tiles in color Stamp Game tiles in black and white Math Problem Paper

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