Very glad to participate.. I am sure that you all know about Montessori .. Right? Very creative and detailed curriculam..
Infact there are schools in Europe which use the Montessori system from Kindergarten to the last secondary year..
The Montessori math curriculum is one of the best examples of the unique beauty of Montessori materials. First, the Montessori practical life and sensorial activities give indirect preparations for math. Then, the math materials continue to prepare the child for later learning, use concrete materials to introduce abstract concepts, and give a sequential understanding of mathematical concepts.
Anyway.. i wont talk much about it, i will leave you with the topic..
The aim of Montessori math curriculum teaching guide book is to help the child understand the fundamental of math equations and numbers.
Rarely, however, can he count with certainty the fingers of one hand, and when he does succeed, in doing this, there is always the difficulty of knowing why,...The extreme exactness and correctness of a child's mind need clear and precise help. When numerical rods are given to children, we see them even the smallest take a lively interest in counting."..........The Discovery of the Child, pg 264.
"The satisfaction of discovery leads to an enthusiastic interest in numbers when the child is able to demonstrate the fundamental mathematical operations, rather than simple being told seemingly dull and meaningless facts. He physically holds the quantities that he sees represented by written symbols. he combines the materials, counts, separates and compares them while visually graspng and reinforcing the ideas in a way that is concrete, rather than abstract."........Teaching Montessori at home.
The Montessori math curriculum teaching guide book will provide;
An introduction to Montessori math education, such as addition, subtraction, etc.
How to conduct the three period lesson
Introduces the work cycle
Outline in detail the exercises to work with the Montessori math materials, namely;
Number Rods, Sandpaper Numerals, Spindle Box, Zero Games, Cards & Counters
Introduction to Sequin Board A
Short Bead Stair, Unit, Beads & Boards
Introduction to Sequin Board B
Beads and Cards
The Snake Game
Addition and Subtraction with Small Rods
Addition and Subtraction with Small Bead Stair
Addition and Subtraction Strip Board
Beads for naming, counting, and practice
Cards for naming, and counting and practice
Beads and Cards, Quantity and Symbols
A Bird's Eye View
Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, and Division
100 Chains, 1000 Chains
Short Bead Stair, Addition Chart A, Addition Chart B
Short Bead Stair, Subtraction Chart A, Subtraction Chart B
Multiplication Board, Short Bead Stair, Multiplication Chart A, Multiplication Chart B
Division Board, Division Chart A, Division Chart B