These are among my favorite "hands on" puzzles to have my kids learn addition facts, or do remediation for those who are having problems "catching on." There are 10 different "bean puzzles" which can be cut out and glued to a paper plate. Number them 1 - 10 so kids can keep track of which ones they've completed (1 is the easiest, 10 is the most tricky.)
Students complete the puzzle by taking dried kidney beans (or bean shaped counters) and distributing them in each pan so that two pans add up to the number that connects them. For example, if there are two pans with the number "5" connecting them, then 5 beans could be distributed as 1 and 4, 2 and 3, 3 and 2, or 4 and 1 (or maybe 5 and 0?) The students move the beans around the pans until all sides of the pans add up to the number between them.
Even my most reluctant students love to do these puzzles because they're fun to do, and there are many levels of challenge. There's even a "blank" form so your students can make up their own puzzle and share it with others.
Comes with 10 different puzzles, answer key, recording sheets, as well as a "Do It Yourself" blank puzzle so your kids can make up their own. There's also a nice cover to put on wherever you store these, AND an amusing letter with my teaching tips! A bargain at twice the price!