90 'Bring me' or 'make me' task cards for golden bead 'base independent work in montessori casa or lower elementary classes. HOW TO USE The child takes one of these cards, makes the two, three or four digit number with Golden Beads or

"The movement of the hand encourages brain processes and reinforces learning through experiences." Maria Montessori Children reinforce number concepts when they build quantities that represent these abstract numerals. "Seven tens make seventy.

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Spindle Boxes! This Montessori Math material introduces the concept of zero. The numerals are already arranged linearly on the box so it isolates the concept of building quantity. The child counts into his or her hand and feels the amount, the transfers it into each compartment. Hands-on learning!

This impulse to produce order out of disorder is called the "mathematical mind. Montessori borrowed this phrase from the work of Blaise Pascal, French philosopher and mathematician. ~ From Hello Wood.

Practicing formation of numerals on a chalkboard. This activity is liberating as it takes away the need for paper. It makes it more of a free flowing activity. From: Montessori School (WMS)

Montessori Currency Equivalence Boards ... wooden boards to work with coins, and develop a greater understanding of equivalency, in a very hands-on way. There are 4 boards that make 25 cents and a 100 penny board that makes $1 or one Canadian loonie. The latter is a great alternative to the 100 board. Another great Montessori Math activity.

Hands-on experience in adding and practicing combinations of numbers. Our classroom teachers are from different training centres and each of them learned to present this in a different way. Like with many of our materials, they agreed on the best way present it in our environments. To our fellow Montessorians ~ we realize that this may not necessarily be the way you present the addition strip board but this is the way that best works for us. #montessorimath