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  1. An Almost Unschoolin
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    So great to learn them in more than one language at a time!

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  2. Joyful Learner
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    I tried making the beads at one point and it was too time consuming. I might try using the Math-U-See blocks with the Montessori number cards and see how that goes. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Phyllis
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    I remember reading where English speakers have so much more of a problem with the concept of teens because we have special names for them. The Asians apparently name them "ten and three" instead of thirteen. That is why they have an upperhand when it comes to learning place value. Makes so much more sense.

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  4. The girl who painted
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    @JL – I only made ten ten bars with the beads and the pipecleaners – enough to do the teens. More than that was like you said too time consuming. Are you using the Math U See curriculum with JC or do you just have those from your teaching days?

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  5. Joyful Learner
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    I have the teacher's manual and blocks but decided against using a curriculum this year. I want to try to do it holistically and if all fails, she will be mature enough to follow a curriculum when the time comes. I want her to enjoy math more than anything.

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  6. Montessori For Learn
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    We never had a traditional ten board at home either and we did it similar to what you did with laying the numbers out and matching with beads. It worked like a charm! I have also glued cheerios to popsicle sticks in the past to use in place of ten bars when needed. It wasn't quite so pretty as the beads, but it was economical and it allowed a kinesthetic approach to learning numbers.

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  7. Raising a Happy Chil
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    I tried to do number building exercises with manipulatives and daughter found it beyond boring. She builds the same numbers with virtual manipulatives in Dreambox very enthusiastically. I suspect that we will eventually add "computer-crazy" to the list of visual, auditory and tactile learning styles.

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  8. Zonnah
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    Good to know I will not have to make all the nuber tablets! Thanks for sharing this :)

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