Unifix cubes are a concrete representation of addition/number bonds. Building the bond with the Unifix cubes is what develops number sense. Great use for flash cards instead of looking for just memorization
FiddleStix - Here's a new way for kids to sort addition or subtraction facts! Free idea from The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.instead of Popsicle sticks, use gemstones with answers written on them.have a different set of stones and egg cartons f
"On the white paper (plain popcorn) I wrote numbers, on the yellow (buttered popcorn) I wrote math symbols (+ – x ). Students can then choose 2 pieces of white popcorn and 1 piece of yellow. They write the equation and answer in their books.
Started by setting out a couple of addition flash cards and the child to make the addition problem with the cubes. Show child that they can self check with the answers on the back. Can also use with Legos!
Clothespin Math on a clothes hanger! Easy to make, and self explanatory. I'm thinking a wire clothes hanger would work better, so the clothes pins are easy to slide back and forth (almost like an abacus).