Montessori Math Lessons
Perhaps, of all the Montessori apparatus, the Math Materials are the most glamorous. They are beautiful, showy, and their simplicity supremely intelligent. They give the child a sensorial experience of the abstraction that is mathematics, allowing them to store concepts so that when the time comes to deal exclusively in abstract terms, the understanding is already there.
This material introduces the child to the fixed quantity 1-10 and the corresponding number names.
The child learns to trace the numerals and say their corresponding name 0-9. This is a preparation for counting, as well as writing.
Working with the spindle box helps the child to recognize loose quantities associated with their corresponding numerals 0-9. The child counts the spindles into his hand and feels the growth of the quantity as the numbers get larger.
NUMERALS AND COUNTERS
Once a child has mastered the spindle boxes they begin to use this material for counting. The child also is introduced to the concept of odd and even with this material
Introducing the concept of one unit, one ten, one hundred and one thousand.
Introducing the concept of 9 units, 9 tens, 9 hundreds and 1000.
Corresponding numerals are learned then matched to the bead quantities.
ENTIRE ARRAY OF GOLDEN BEAD MATERIALS
These materials are used for various games and mathematical operations in groups and individual activities. This is a favorite work of the 4.5 to 5 year old children. This is an introduction to the hierarchy of numbers, units, tens, hundreds, thousands. Children love the largeness of this work.
100 AND 1000 CHAINS FOR SKIP COUNTING
SQUARE AND CUBE CHAINS (SKIP COUNTING)
TEEN AND TEN BOARDS
MATHMATICAL OPERATIONS ( +, -, x, ÷)
A wooden compartment boxes containing colored numbered tiles with 1, 10, 100, 1000 printed on it. It comes along with 3 green, blue and red skittles.
Small Number Rods for addition and subtraction.
For further advance Montessori Math operations with addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Small Bead Frame
A wooden self-standing frame with four rows of color-coded beads for the decimal system exercises.
Subtraction Strip Board
A subtraction board with a wooden box of 2 sets of acrylic number strips. It also comes with a blank strip. Provides exercises in subtraction.
Multiplication Charts & Number Tiles
Multiplication charts comes with a set of tables, chart A (answers on the chart) and Chart B (blank chart) to work with answer tiles that comes in a box. To provide the child more practice with multiplication and to help memorize the multiplication tables.
In conclusion, Montessori math lessons offer an unparalleled approach to educating young minds in the world of numbers. By combining tangible, hands-on learning experiences with fundamental mathematical concepts, these lessons bring a level of understanding that traditional methods often struggle to match. Children don't just memorize facts, they interact, they touch, they see and truly comprehend the essence of mathematics, developing a lifelong appreciation for the subject.
Visit our Montessori Child Development Center today and see the magic of Montessori math unfold. Help your child love and understand numbers like never before. Start their mathematical journey with us today!