Bead Frame: Static Addition


…small bead frame, form

The teacher initially presents a static addition of two or three 4-digit numbers. The addition problem is written on the form. The first addend is formed on the bead frame. Now we must add the second number. Beginning with the units the teacher moves forward the corresponding number of beads, Invite the child to continue adding the tens, hundreds and thousands. The third addend is added in the same way, units first. The result is read and recorded appropriately on the form.

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