An alternative 100 line, that is easy to manipulate.
100 beads alternating between red and white every ten beads. An ideal concrete resource for early exploration of number. Great for counting, addition and subtraction and place value.
Bead strings are a perfect example of how numbers can be shown as a concrete representation of a number line. Children will have the lovely kinaesthetic experience of pulling them up and down the string, which makes this a truly interactive resource and fantastic for engaging children in activities.
It is important for each child to manipulate the beads for themselves and not simply watch the teacher or other children. Easy to clean, Bead Strings can be used in many ways to support the important core concepts, but are sometimes undervalued and underused.