Lollipop sticks are a great alternative to using number cards when working with larger or decimal numbers and fractions. Fraction strips can be stuck onto white sticks so that they can be easily manipulated for matching, comparing, and ordering activities. They are easy to pick up and move around, can be pulled randomly from a pot and the numbers on them can be aligned to make comparing and ordering them easier.
Lollipop sticks are easy to buy online and from craft or general stores. They can be found in a range of sizes, either plain or coloured.