- What comes after 39? 49? 59? (I love how is he is spotting the pattern of tens.)
- What is 5 + 8? (or any combination of numbers he comes up with)
- What is between 8 and 9?
- How much is 100?
Here's what it looks like:
|Each set of numbers 1- 6 was done in a different color with a matching strip in each box. That way, the kids would know to which side the numbers belonged.|
I had hoped that Eli would be playing with this a lot, excitedly working with and exploring number sums. That has not been the case. Apparently, he is not as nerdy as I am, prefering to play with his Legos than do math at the refrigerator. But, if I catch him in the right moment, or if he asks me an addition question that we can work out on the fridge, he will cooperate. Abby, however, might be as nerdy as me, becuase she loves to play with the numbers and move the beads. That's my girl.
All in all, it's been fun. What I might need, though, is a WALL Abacus so that we can work with bigger numbers. We'll save that one for another day...