This is a string of 10 beads organised in groups of fives, alternating red and white on a blue string.
Beads 1 – 10 string
This is a string of 10 beads organised in groups of five red and five white on a blue string.This improves visibility and maintains a clean apearance. The colour grouping demonstrates the importance of the numerosity of five, allowing pupils to visualise the field of ten without having to count each bead. It can be also be used to clearly demonstrates number bonds to ten.