We’ve just uncovered how numbers come alive on the abacus!

**Each upper bead represents “5”, while every lower bead counts as “1”**.

**When they slide towards the bar, they transform into a “numeric number”.**

** To read the number displayed, simply tally up the beads attached to the bar in each column, starting from the largest place value.**

Understanding this representation method will guide you in placing the beads on the abacus with confidence. Let’s dive into some practice questions below to solidify your grasp. Then, we’ll move on to the next lesson to master bead placement on the abacus.