##### FEATURED LESSON:

##### Small Bead Frame

Curricular Area

Math

Level

Introduced to students beginning Lower Elementary, as ready

Skills

Addition, subtraction, multiplication

##### WHAT IS IT?

#### The Small Bead Frame is a material students use to add, subtract, and multiply into the thousands.

Designed for children beginning Lower Elementary, the material helps children to move toward an abstract understanding of mathematical operations.

##### HOW DOES IT WORK? (ADDITION)

#### Solve the following equation: 2346 + 3452.

#### Notice there is a row of beads for each digit:

#### 1 (units), 10 (tens), 100 (hundreds), and 1000 (thousands).

The color coding for units, tens, and hundreds is consistent across the majority Montessori materials.