Math Area - Group Five

Posted by admin on March 6, 2018

I am finally getting around to the final section of the math materials for a three - six year old classroom. Keep in mind, if there are children who can continue past these exercises, materials can be added to meet the needs of the child and provide them with continued challenging lessons. Group five contains activites such as strip boards, snake game, and memorization of facts. Fractions are also introduced in group five activities. They teach the child the idea of fractions as a division of a whole into equal parts.  Fraction skittles and insets serve this purpose.

All activities in the math area are not to be implemented at a set pace. Providing the child with the materials at precisely the right challenge level will enable the child to demonstrate his development to the teacher through his progress. Montessori math materials are so beautifully designed and appropriate for each child during sensitive periods, providing the necessary stimulation for learning mathematical concepts successfully. It is truly a unique part of the classroom.


Practical Life

Posted by admin on January 15, 2018

The Practical Life activites are carefully planned by the teacher. These exercises help children to develop order, concentration, coordination, and independence. Both large and small muscle development is involved, helping a child to have control over his movements. These movements are referred to as synthetic movements. This is movement which is ordered and directed by the mind to an intelligible purpose.

Math - Group Four

Posted by admin on January 9, 2018

Group four of the Montessori Math lessons, consists of linear counting. Quantity is presented using the teen and ten boards followed by symbol and association.The one-hundred board and bead chains...

Math - Part 3

Posted by admin on December 22, 2017

The Montessori math materials are organized into five groups. This third group deals with operations using the golden bead material. The concept and process of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are presented.

Tree Review

Posted by admin on December 11, 2017

For many schools, this is likely is the last week before Winter break. Perhaps if your thinking of a lesson to present this week, it may be a good time to have a review on trees. Evergreen and diciduous. Provide the children pine needles that they can cut and pinecones for an art activity or to make bird feeders with.


Montessori Math - Part 2

Posted by admin on December 5, 2017

I will now give a brief discription of the Montessori math materials continued from a previous blog on math in the Montessori classroom. As was mentioned, the mathematical activities are organized into five groups. Group two involves the decimal system using the golden bead material.


Book on the Shelf

Posted by admin on November 28, 2017

Recently I put together another 'Book on the Shelf' idea. These are books that I like to put on the shelf as a work choice that is followed up with an activity. This would be considered a Pre-Reading Skill Exercise. I used the book, Mushroom in the Rain.

Montessori Math

Posted by admin on November 27, 2017

I thought it might be good to have a little break down of the Math area in the Montessori classroom. This can be helpful for new teachers as well as home school parents. The mathematical activities and materials are organized into five groups. Today group one will be talked about and over the next few weeks, groups 2-5 will be briefly discussed.


Cotton Harvest

Posted by admin on November 17, 2017

In the area where we live, the cotton harvest in under way. I was able to pick a cotton plant from the fields to use as a label matching work. This is a good time review the cotton plant and discuss why the flower and bud labels are not used at this stage. More on the cotton plant can be found in Week 20 Day 3 of the Curriculum Pages.

Letters and Art

Posted by admin on October 8, 2017

In the area where I live, the state provides a free three hour Kindergarten Ready Program. The Montessori School I was at, participated in this program. An important aspect required is to teach letters and phonetic sounds, which is already a main feature of the Montessori Language Program! To meet some of the art requirements, I decided to combine letter sound work with art using books from a series called, "My Sound Box". I had the series of books many years ago for my own children. Now I find them at the library.