Use counting links for a wide range of mathematical activities. Use them for sorting, counting or patterning and sequencing activities. Or use them as a non-standard unit of measurement. The design is suitable for small hands to connect and separate. This set consists of 500 counting links in 4 colours; red, blue, green and yellow. Links supplied in a sturdy jar, easy for storage. Each link measures 4.3 cm in length.
The links connect together to make a long string of counting links. How many links are you? You can compare the length of different students in the class as a non-standard unit of measurement. Or create a pattern string and let your students copy the pattern. You can also sort the different links by colour. The counting links are perfect for adding and subtracting. Use the links for fraction and percentages, by linking a few links together. Ask the students what the fraction of the green group is, and the red group, the yellow group, etc. By adding or removing a link, you can let them recalculate the fraction. Ages 3+ years