Bead strings are fantastic for maths. They can help us in lots of different ways, including counting, solving calculations and fractions.
We decided that the red and white ones we already have are a bit boring, so we made our own! The children really enjoyed making their own colourful bead strings, but they did find out the importance of counting very carefully! If there were too many beads or a bead missing somewhere they had to start all over again!
We can’t wait to start using them a bit more in the lessons! Many of the children even said they would have loved to take them home!