Tray of Ones

By:Kelly Norton

The first exercise with the precious golden beads is the ‘Tray of ones’ which introduces ‘quantity’ and the decimal system…


Alana is able to explore through feel the difference between the quantities, comparing their size and bulk…

And becomes familiar with their names and how the decimal system is ordered.

He rawe te numa! Numbers are awesome.

What learning do I think is happening here?

Introduction to the concept of the decimal system and the place value that the quantities represent.


Opportunities and possibilities?

Further work with the Golden Beads with the ‘Bring me’ game to consolidate understanding of quantity.

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