Casa Update

We have seen a great interest in work with the bead chains among our third year students this week.

Work with the bead chains offers a beautiful progression from counting and number recognition, to skip counting, to multiplication, and finally to an understanding of squares and cubes. It also offers the opportunity for the student to persevere and explore their capability through a seemingly daunting task…especially when they reach the 1000 chain! 

In the picture above, these two students worked together to place the tickets that correspond with the thousand chain. This was a two day effort. When asked how they felt about their finished product, one said “This is like a dream!” Dedication, pride and numeral recognition all in one!