45 loose wooden spindles are contained in two wooden boxes of five compartments each with the numerals 0-9 printed above each compartment.
- To show that numbers can represent a collection of separate objects (as opposed to the extent of a single quality).
- To give an experience of the quantity 'zero'.
- To ground the realisation that '0' to '9' are all the symbols needed for arithmetic.
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