5 Frame Tray

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SKU: YD1089

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The 5 Frame Tray is an expertly crafted educational tool designed to support early mathematical learning and understanding. Constructed from sustainably sourced, FSC-approved beech wood, this tray is not only durable and safe for children but also environmentally friendly. Perfect as a standalone resource or in conjunction with the complementary 10-Frame Tray, the 5 Frame Tray offers a versatile and effective means of introducing children to the basics of counting, addition, subtraction, and number patterns up to five.

Key Features of the 5 Frame Tray

  1. Sustainable Material: Made from sustainably sourced, FSC-approved beech wood, ensuring durability and safety while being environmentally friendly. The natural wood finish enhances the sensory experience of learning.
  2. Size and Design: Measuring 380 x 80 x 20mm, the tray is practical for hands-on activities and compact for easy storage. Its simple design is highly effective in engaging young learners with foundational math concepts.

Educational Benefits

  1. Fluency in Counting: The 5 Frame Tray helps develop fluency in counting up to five. By manipulating counters or objects within the frames, children can visually and tangibly grasp the concept of numbers and quantities.
  2. Problem-Solving: Encourages children to start formulating mathematical problems, enhancing their cognitive abilities and understanding of mathematical operations within the context of five.
  3. Understanding of Empty Sets: Emphasizes the concept of empty sets and zero, introducing foundational ideas of nothingness and subtraction in an accessible manner.
  4. Estimation Skills: Serves as a basis for beginning estimation, helping children evaluate how many spaces in the frame are occupied or remain vacant, thus fostering early analytical and predictive skills.
  5. Simple Addition and Subtraction: Practical tool for investigating basic addition and subtraction within the number range of five, offering a hands-on approach to understanding these core mathematical operations.

Product Specifications

  • Material: FSC-approved beech wood
  • Dimensions: 380 x 80 x 20mm
  • Design: Simple yet effective, providing a tactile and visual learning experience

Using the 5 Frame Tray

The 5 Frame Tray can be incorporated into various learning activities to support the development of early mathematical skills:

  1. Counting Activities: Use the tray to help children practice counting from one to five by placing counters in the frames.
  2. Addition and Subtraction: Introduce simple addition and subtraction by adding or removing counters from the frames.
  3. Pattern Recognition: Create patterns with different coloured counters and ask children to replicate or extend them.
  4. Estimation Games: Encourage children to estimate the number of counters needed to fill or empty the frames.
  5. Empty Set Exploration: Teach the concept of zero by showing empty frames and discussing the idea of "nothingness."


The 5 Frame Tray is a fundamental tool for equipping children with the numerical skills and conceptual understanding necessary for academic success in mathematics. By incorporating this tool into learning environments, educators and parents can provide a solid foundation in numeracy, problem-solving, and critical thinking from an early age. Invest in the 5 Frame Tray today and help your child build a strong foundation in mathematics.


  • Sustainable Material: Made from FSC-approved beech wood, durable and environmentally friendly.
  • Practical Design: Measures 380 x 80 x 20mm, perfect for hands-on activities and easy storage.
  • Educational Benefits: Supports fluency in counting, problem-solving, understanding of empty sets, estimation skills, and basic addition and subtraction.
  • Versatile Use: Ideal for classrooms and home learning environments.

Equip your child with essential mathematical skills using the 5 Frame Tray. Order now and make early math learning engaging and effective!

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