Tonight I was looking for an interactive rekenrek that I could use on my smartboard; when I came across a website from the Indiana Department of Education. What else had can I ask for a rekenrek and Garfield. How cool is that? Plus it had even more activities on the site so it was a bonus, and it's available in Spanish. I know my bilingual teachers/friends are always looking for things that are available in Spanish as well. :)
So I won't keep you in suspense by writing a long post. Here's what you can find on the website:
"What Do I See?" This will help students to visualize a number. It will show the number in beads to the students then the curtain will close. They will give the students three numbers to choose from. If they can't remember they can click on to see it again.
"Push to Make 10" Here students practice pushing beads on a rekenrek in a certain amount of pushes. Helps students to get away from counting each bead.
Another great math game. There are other things on the site as well so be sure to check it out. This is primarily for grades K-2.