Playing the Stamp Game
Invite the child to the work rug or table for a lesson on static addition with the stamp game. Ask the child to set up two quantities that can be added together without carrying or exchanging, such as 2154 and 6724. Label them with the corresponding small cards.
Mix the stamps on the workspace, then sort them out by 1000s, 100s, 10s, and 1s, with thousands on the left and units on the right.
Commence counting the stamps on the right, with the 1s. When they have been counted, place the corresponding large card underneath, in this case 8.
Repeat the process with the 10s, 100s, and 1000s.
When the problem is finished, set up the numerals with the corresponding signs, just like you did with the golden beads. In this case, the equation should read 2154 + 6724 = 8878.