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Teaching Place Value Using Abacus

An abacus is an excellent resource for helping your students understand the concept of place value at any level. It can help them visualize the meaning of the places and internalize the grouping strategy behind it. An abacus shows clearly the two columns, ones (units) and the tens which students can manipulate themselves until they can completely internalize this concept. I have created a 2D set of place value mat and abacus cards to help with the translation from the concrete to the iconic stage of learning for students.



This is a set of abacus cards and mat for students to show the place value of tens and ones. Simply print and laminate the 2-digit number cards, abacus beads and the place value mat. Cut out the individual pieces and store in a ziploc bag.



Also included are abacus task cards for number writing practice.




 You can check them out further by clicking any of the pictures above. Check back often for more Abacus place value resources for the different levels.







Multiplication Concept Posters

I just completed my multiplication posters for helping students to grasp this concept. These display posters feature kid-friendly graphics to illustrate your teaching on this topic. Great for enhancing your classroom, for general display, or as discussion prompts, this pack supports teaching the basics of the multiplication concept and strategies for young learners.




The pack includes: General multiplication posters
DEFINITION POSTERS for the following key mathematical terms:
array row
column
multiply
multiple
factor
facts
multiplication tables
STRATEGY POSTERS for multiplication:
skip counting
equal groups repeated addition of rows/columns in an array commutative property distributive property






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