Bean Sticks are a very useful way for student visualize images of numbers, intuitively understand place value and deepen their understanding of addition and subtraction. Use Bean Sticks to have students represent numbers, as well as read and write the numbers. Rules for regrouping can be difficult for children. Use Bean Sticks to illustrate regrouping by dragging and dropping blocks from one column to another.
Hands-On Math: Bean Sticks simulates the use of a popular math manipulative used to teach place value and addition and subtraction with regrouping.
Bean Sticks are one of the best ways to help students place value. Students place Bean Sticks on an interactive Playground to represent numbers. Bean Sticks can be regrouped or exchanged by dragging a virtual manipulative from one column to the next.
Using Hands-On Math: Bean Sticks students can develop the following important mathematical concepts:
- Place value concepts
- Regrouping in the ones, tens and hundreds places
- Basic operations: addition and subtraction
- Naming numbers
- Expanded notation
- Reading and writing numbers
[ Instructor's Guide (PDF) ]
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