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DIY soroban abacus
DIY craft stick abacus
This would be a great tool for addition/subtraction! make it with just 3 rows, with each bead counting for ones on the bottom, tens in middle and hundreds on top!
DIY large scale abacus--you have to go thru 3 links to get to it :/ but i used to have one when i was little, i want logan to have one too
oh yeah I want to make one of these more like the original (crate and barrel?) with metal or painted to look like metal and maybe stained wooden rounded balls
mommo design - 10 DIYs FOR KIDS - Desk abacus
homemade abacus- would be fun with different colors and shapes of beads on each level!
DIY How to make your own Abacus with popsicle sticks, pony beads and dowels or bamboo skewers. How to teach it: homeschoolmath.bl... and www.ehow.com/...
My Take Home Popsicle Abacus - Look up DIY
Learning, Playing Crafts for Kids Using Popsicle Sticks - Buggy and Buddy
DIY Children’s Abacus | For Montessori, just use the colors and lines to go along with original.
abacus- I plan on making beads rows of two contrasting colors ( 5 & 5) for quick sliding and calculating! The eclectic, hodge-podge of color as above is a little too busy for the eyes!
Activities: Craft Your Own Abacus!
This quiet book is one from etsy. (sixty dollars) Like the ides in them though. Fun and easy to do.