Enhancing early numeracy using Abacards ® with the 10x10 Abacus. Play Patterns More Than One Way Visual Kinesthetic Algebra Thinking Information about.

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Enhancing early numeracy using Abacards ® with the 10x10 Abacus. Play Patterns More Than One Way Visual Kinesthetic Algebra Thinking Information about Abacards® and this talk can be obtained from dirk@mathonmonday.com.

This is a single row of a 10x10 Abacus 5 5 5 5 10 + = + = Wow!

12345678910 Counting by moving one bead might be a good early activity but moving to a richer visual activity will help eliminate adding by counting by 1s.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 + 9 2 + 8 3 + 7 4 + 6 5 + 5 6 + 4 7 + 3 8 + 2 9 + 1

7 + 6 = 10 + 3 13 Abacard ® 13= =

Have a friend hold up a six sided dice against his head. Use your “x-ray” mind to tell what number is against his head. How can this be done?! Abacards Dice®

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 This SideOther SideThis Side Other SideThis SideOther SideThis SideOther Side This SideOther Side Are you ready to amaze your friends? Practice until you can!

This is a single row of a 10x10 Abacus 9 How many + under ? 4 How many under ? 5

This is a single row of a 10x10 Abacus 4 How many under ? 3 7 How many + under ?

Write an equation for the row. This is a single row of a 10x10 Abacus Press Space Bar To Move Ahead! 4 + 4 + 2 = 10 2 x 4 + 2 = 10 OR

3 This is a single row of a 10x10 Abacus What x makes the equation true? Press Space Bar To Move Ahead! Write an equation for the row. X 3 + 3 + X + 1 = 10

Math Is Natural Seeing Patterns Solving Problems Math Is Fun! ProfessorPiFivePresents:

"Building Confidence and Enthusiasm For Learning Math" Many young learners struggle to develop number fact fluency. The conventional strategy uses quick recall of number facts. While mastery is critical, the flashcard approach provides little motivation to think about numbers. In fact, timed testing eliminates the chance to think. It’s my experience that many students have a negative response to the “drill and kill” interventions. My goal for this presentation is to help parents and teachers provide a richer context for fact fluency. Problem solving, puzzles, patterns and “tricks” are keys to math literacy and fun. This numeracy is required for smooth transitions to algebra and beyond. Why not start early!

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