Thursday, January 6, 2011

What is a Rekenrek?




This morning Mrs. Schaw came to Kindergarten to talk to us about a new math tool we will be using to us with our math thinking. A Rekenrek is a special math word that came from a man who lives in the Netherlands. It means an arithmetic rack. What We Noticed About Our Class Rekenrek: 1. 10 beads on top, 10 beads on the bottom 2. It has red and white beads. 3. They are like circles. 4. The beads slide back and forth. 5. 20 balls and it is a repeating pattern. 6. 5 red balls and 5 white balls on top.
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2 comments:

Room12 said...

Wow that looks like a great piece of equipment to help you with your maths.

Eric said...

Thought you might enjoy this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5A7rYLGl4

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