15 activity cards to use with threads and beads or buttons. This is a practical activity to learn about the concept of addition.
To prepare: print and laminate page, then cut out individual cards and hole punch twice at the top. Tie into place on one end of a thread.
To play: students choose a number and put the correct number of beads or buttons onto the thread. Only use 1 colour. Use a spinner or other random number generator to select the second addend. Students add this on in a second colour.
Students should count carefully to find out how many they have now. They should explain to their learning partner or a teacher about what they did to make their addition sum.