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Count with your abacus

Introduction Session

Here you can download the teaching guide for this extra activity to do with the toy and print activities related to the game. You can also download the digital game and use it whenever and wherever you want.

Learning Objective

Counting and recognising numbers and geometric figures.

Digital Game

Drag as many pieces as the number shows bearing in mind that the colour of the pieces must be the same the number has.

  • Numbers, Math & Logic
  • Visual & Spatial Perception

How to play

Hand out the Abacolor Maxi Miniland game to familiarise with the enclosed pieces. Search for differences and likeness between the geometric figures. Free play and or conversation). Explain how abacus can help us count.


Two types of sheets are proposed. From the first two, we choose as many pieces as shown on the sheet, paying attention on colour and shape. We reproduce the sheet on the Abacolor. We ask the children to count the pieces introduced on each rod. With the other two sheets, we search as many pieces as the number and colour indicates, and we place them on the abacus. We may introduce the positional numbering system on the abacus.