How to Make an Awesome Math Rack

Have your student help you!

Step 1

Put 5 red beads and 5 white beads on one pipe cleaner and 5 red beads and 5 white beads on the other pipe cleaner.

Step 2

Put the ends of the pipe cleaners through the holes on the index card. It doesn't matter which color is on top as we can flip it over as needed.

Step 3

Secure the back of the index card with clear packing tape. If you don't have any tape, I can tape it for you once you bring it back to school. Try to secure it with some tape so they beads do not come undone in backpacks.

Thank You!

These racks are designed to help students with adding and subtracting. They help students see connections between numbers and the relationship of numbers to ten (known as "ten-ness"). To see more information, please click on the link below.