This is an activity that was a variation on a previous bean counting activity. Mom wasn’t sure about it since she knew it would be really easy for Kiddo. Kiddo has no problems counting to 100 as the time limit for Mom to take a shower in the morning so counting to 10 is not a challenge. But she knew he would like it and it would keep him busy so Mom could eat breakfast. Apparently, eating breakfast is an affront to Kiddo’s humanity.
It is a Montessori activity with built in error control because only 55 beans are provided. Kiddo easily doled out the beans accurately but Kiddo counts so fast that when he was recounting his work, he would skip beans and think he needed more. It was a useful way for him to practice counting slowly and carefully.