Session 2 on 13 August 2013
The five-frame or the ten-frame concrete apparatus for number bond enable children to visualise as they explore and experiment the whole number by counting one by one using manipulative. With concrete manipulative they are developing the computation and internalised the connection of number bond and number sense.
To develop children ability to learn with understanding, teacher support the process by scaffolding, modelling and allow them to explore and to achieve the baby step success. The use of language and the construction is equally important as not to cause confusion and ambiguity.
Thumb of the rule never to count number with different nouns such as to add four apples and two pears.