In order to get a good sense of numbers, we must be able to conceptualize them. Using bean sticks and rafts entices children to think and see the concept of place value concretely and visually. Making their own sticks and rafts enables them to instill the magical number "ten" in their minds as they set out to problem solve. This packet is broken down according to grade levels one, two and three; however, they may be used at various levels according to your own discretion. Happy Learning in a hands-on way!