10 Noodle Abacus! AGES 4+

A DIY abacus! This is a great way to work on sets of 10. Number sense is important because it encourages students to think flexibly and promotes confidence with numbers. A large body of research has shown that number sense develops gradually, over time, as a result of exploration of numbers, visualizing numbers in a variety of contexts, and relating to numbers in different ways.

Materials (affiliate links)
Hanger
Dice (0-9)
2 different color Pool Noodles  ( I buy pool noodle at the dollar store)

Here is a video of Kysen doing the activity!

10 Noodle Abacus! AGES 4+A DIY abacus! This is a great way to work on sets of 10. Number sense is important because it encourages students to think flexibly and promotes confidence with numbers. A large body of research has shown that number sense develops gradually, over time, as a result of exploration of numbers, visualizing numbers in a variety of contexts, and relating to numbers in different ways.Full Details: learnasyouplay.net/2019/07/23/10-noodle-abacus-ages-4/

Posted by LEARN as you PLAY- Preschool Activities on Sunday, July 21, 2019

First cut your pool noodle into pieces.  Then cut a slit in each piece.  For this activity you need 10 pieces, 5 of one color and 5 of another color.

Next grab a dice and you are ready to play.  Kysen would roll the dice.  Then he would call out what number he rolled.  He rolled a 9, so he moved 9 pool noodles to the right.  Then he counted how many were left.  He was able to tell me 9 and 1 make 10.  Then he rolled again!

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He was most excited when he got 5 because it split the noodles right in half.  5 orange on one side and 5 lime green (as Kysen called it) on the other side.

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