- 9 golden Beads.
- 9 Ten Bead Bars.
- 9 Hundred Squares.
- Up to 9 Thousand Cubes.
- Trays and pots to carry units.
- Operational mat.
- First, the Directress prepares the "bank": a place where all the Golden Beads are placed.
- Then she lays out the operational mat on a separate table.
- The Directress invites a few children to do this excessive together.
- She gives each child a tray.
- The Directress then asks the child to bring her a quantity of Golden Beads, for e.g. by saying "Can you get me 2 hundred and one ten bead bar?".
- Start from simple to more complex figures such as, "Can you get me 2 thousand, six hundred, three tens and four units?".
- The child goes to the bank, collects the quantity of beads asked and gives it to the Directress.
- Directress takes the beads and places it on the operational mat as she counts them.
- "1 Thousand Cube, 2 Thousand Cube, 1 Hundred Square, 2 Hundred Square,..., 6 Hundred Square, 1 Ten Bead Bar, 2 Ten Bead Bar, 3 Ten Bead Bar, 1 Unit, 2 Unit, 3 Unit and 4 Unit".
Control Of Error
Points Of Interest
Although the child is now handling large quantities of beads like 1469, he still only has to count up to 9.
- To give the child practice in handling the Golden Beads and finding the specified quantities.