Melissa & Doug Abacus414/7268
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About this product
This wooden calculator helps teach math skills, patterning and colour recognition. Slide and count the beads with this timeless counting frame. Fun activity ideas included!
Move any number of beads to one side of the frame. Ask the child to match your "move" on the wire below yours.
Move a certain number of beads to one side and ask the child to count how many beads you moved and how many remain on the other side. Or have the child count from one to one hundred as they move the beads on all ten wires.
Beginning with each row divided in half (5 beads on the left; 5 beads on the right) move a certain number of beads on each row and have the child describe the change to one of the columns, from top to bottom, as fast as they can.
Have the child try to make simple shapes using beads on multiple wires--a square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, or a perfectly straight vertical or diagonal line.
Choose a number and determine how many different combinations you can find to achieve that sum. (combinations of 10 would be 10+1, 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, 5+5, 4+6, 3+7, 2+8, 1+9, 0+10).
- Size H30.48, D7.62cm.
- For ages 3 years and over.
- Lifetime against defects only manufacturer's guarantee.
- Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
- Only for domestic use.
100% would recommend to a friend
I've bought it for my 5 year old son he absolutely loves it.
Nothing bad to say about this abacus...proper wood and its stable what else can I ask for
Good for kids activities
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