# Colored Bead Bars: Small Multiplication

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## Contents

### Age

6-9.

### Materials

- Box of colored bead bars 1-10
- Chart I

### Preparation

### Presentation

- Directress invites the child to take any number (not to exceed 10) of any color of bead bars.
- From this pile the child begins to lay them out in a column; saying 4 taken 1 time, putting out a bar and writing either the equation or just the product in his journal.
- He continues until the whole pile has been lain out.

### Control Of Error

Chart I. If the child wrote the equation then he has written a table. If only the products were recorded, then he has done progressive numeration (skip counting).

### Points Of Interest

### Purpose

**Direct Aim:**

To help the child in the memorization of multiplication.
**Indirect Aims:**

- Preparation for memorization of division.
- Preparation for decomposition into prime factor.
- Preparation for the study of multiples.

### Variation

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