This packet is designed to help you begin using the Rekenrek (also called the math rack) with your students.
It includes lessons and practice activities for students to use during independent or station work with the support of the math rack.
This packet is designed to encourage students to use strategies such as making ten, doubles, and near doubles to solve facts to 20. It is designed to encourage use of visual images to structure numbers by allowing students to recognize that numbers can be composed and decomposed in multiple ways.
There are 24 practice pages that can be used as independent practice or station activities.