I think you could also have multiple pipe cleaners coming from one number and students have to show multiple ways to add numbers to get to that number. Counting with pipe cleaners and beads. Great for fine motor development too.

Math Given 10 different colors children will color the 4 fishes. Given numbers inside the fishes children will color in the right part. Program goal:to think critically.

Mess For Less: Counting Bead Fun with pipe cleaners -- have children thread the matching number of beads onto pipe cleaner as the number above indicates