Download the PDF eBook:
SDE eBook: Ideas for Utilizing Your Rakenrek
(For teaching grades K-2)
Considering using a Rekenrek in your classroom teaching? This eBook provides 18 activities to get you started!
Rekenreks, also known as Math Racks, were developed in Holland by Adrian Treffers to develop number sense, based on 5s and 10s. Rekenreks align smoothly with the Common Core Standards in Math. With the activities included in this eBook for working with Rekenreks, kindergarten students will be practicing every standard in the Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Numbers and Operations domain. First graders will work in all standards in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain and 1, NBTB.2A and B. Second graders can explore 2.OAB.2, 2.OA.C.3 and 2.NBT.B.B. And don’t forget the all-important Mathematical Practices! Students will be working on Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7!