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Reken-what? Getting Started with Rekenreks in Your Classroom

Rekenreks. Have you heard of them? I’m sure if you’ve been in an elementary classroom you’ve seen one before. I remember the first time I ever heard the word rekenrek. I was sitting in a math webinar during professional learning as a first grade teacher. Our state was providing training for new standards that were being rolled out the next school year. I thought to myself, “Reken-what? What in the heck is a rekenrek?”  In a nutshell, rekenreks are arithmetic racks that can be used for an additional visual aid. There are two rods of ten beads. Each row has five beads of one color, followed by five beads of another color. With me so far? These simple beads can be used to develop number

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