# ganit mala

## Comparing integers with a Ganit mala

How about using a colourful double ganit mala to help your students understand integers better? And an open number line that can be easily drawn? Visualizations can help students with comparing numbers and understanding why one number is less than or greater than another.

## Subtraction with a Ganit mala

A double ganit mala and an open number line can be used to explain the concept of subtraction of integers to students. Swati shows you how.

## Addition with a Ganit mala

Swati shows you how a double ganit mala and an open number line can be used to explain the addition of integers to students. A 'double Ganit mala' is a string with sets of 4 different coloured beads that is used to model the number line.

## Integers with a double Ganit mala

A 'double Ganit mala' is a string with sets of 4 different coloured beads that is used to model the number line. 2 colours are used for the positive part while the remaining 2 colours are used for the negative part. Swati shows you how to use a double ganit mala to introduce your students to the topic of integers.

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