Are you looking for new ways to represent numbers or wanting to add more concrete manipulatives to your Number Talks? An abacus is a wonderful tool that will help your students visualize the base ten system, develop number flexibility and have a better understanding of procedures such as regrouping and borrowing. Using an abacus during Number Talks can help your students make connections across the strands.
In this teacher tutorial you will learn about:
> On-line abacus tools
> The basics of using an abacus
> Ideas for early years to grade 8
> Understanding procedures such as carrying over, and borrowing
> Multiplication on the Abacus
> Division on the Abacus
> Expanded form
> Percents and Fractions
You will be amazed at how many different math concepts can be represented on this ancient tool.