Subtraction with Bead Bars - Simple
This bead bar subtraction work includes a total of 54 equations with the differences not being greater than 9 (simple subtraction):
- 6 pages (54 equations; 9 per page) in black and white
- 6 pages (54 equations; 9 per page) in color instructions
This work can be completed without the use of the bead bars during the lesson. However, it is more effective and offers a greater sensorial experience for the child if they can physically touch and manipulate the bead bars. If you are using the bead bars to demonstrate the equation then you will need 1 set of the color bead stair and 1 set of the negative bead stair (dark grey/light grey).
The colors of the bead bars follow the traditional Montessori colors. If your bead bars follow another color scheme you can still use the black & white set - simply color a master copy that follows your color scheme.