In math we used these cards to practice counting, ten frames production . . .
. . . place value and, currently, some of my students are working on addition and others are working on subtraction while still others work on both skills at the same time.
Here’s an example of what I do in math. In math stations students each have their own color coded name tag (these are laminated so that colors change, and I seldom keep all one group of one color together). So one student may have a green or blue tag and another has an orange name tag. It means nothing to them and everything to me. This is how I tier my activities and students for math, depending upon whatever skill we are working on this week.
One of my most coveted activities with these cards is the stations where we use cars to practice initial sounds and build words.
Hey, I have 19 boys and 6 girls. I needed something to get their motors running. Both boys and girls love it.
Of course, if your kiddos are beyond letter/sounds and looking for sight word work, we might have something for that too. Don’t feel like you have to use just beads . . . magnets, wikki sticks and any kind of letter manipulatives work with these cards and mats.