4. Counting Board
The Counting Board can easily be made from recycled materials. As well as the learning process involved in following instructions, measuring, and cutting out; using the board will enable physical contact with numbers, building up confidence in many basic maths concepts.
This Counting board is made from egg boxes, cardboard tubes and a square of stiff cardboard from a large carton. Cones are arranged as a 10 x 10 grid and tubes can be placed in any combination on the rows and columns. The board can be used for counting, multiplication, learning place values and other basic maths activities. The completed board and tubes can be coloured, as required.