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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
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DIY Children’s Abacus | For Montessori, just use the colors and lines to go along with original.
Simple DIY abacus. Just string, pony beads, and cardboard.
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Using an abacus to teach patterns: Lots of great ideas and a set of free printables too!
Create a DIY abacus using craft sticks, beads and toothpicks. Brilliant way to help kids count.