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The abacus is an ancient counting tool, in use since 2700 B.C and still used today by merchants in parts of the world. Today we are making a very simple DIY abacus that you can keep in your pocket or backpack this school year. Wouldn’t your teacher be surprised if you pulled this out while learning math?

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  1. A creative way to do math!

  2. Craftulate says:

    These are so cute!

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    These are so cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  4. I love it but.. you CANT say and unless it's a decimal!

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