Games and Exploration: Sums Less Than Ten

GAMES AND EXPLORATION USING BEAD BARS

c. Sums Less Than Ten

Materials:
…ten bars
…colored bead bars
…box of signs for operations

Presentation:
The teacher sets up an addition of two numbers, using colored bead bars and the plus and equals signs. the child reads the problem, computes the addition problem in his head and puts out the appropriate bead bar for the sum.
The child also adds combinations of these numbers. Sums are always less than ten. Command cards may be made for the work. The Addition Chart I may be used for control, or to help the child remember the combinations.

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