Rekenreks, or arithmetic racks, are fantastic tools for developing children’s conceptual understanding of number. They can be used to develop skills in subitising, part-whole thinking (see Glossary page for more information), knowledge of Basic Facts and lots more!
Here are some great videos to show how these could be used with children:
I also found this guide very useful:
The Maths Recovery books have great ideas for using the rekenreks too:
This is a Powerpoint presentation I have developed based on all the ideas from these two chapters – please let me know if this is useful, or contact me if you would like more information! Structuring numbers
These links have useful presentations, games and resources related to rekenreks:
Please comment and share any effective ways you have used rekenreks in your setting!