Montessori Math Philosophy {Mathematical Mind}


Dr. Montessori believed that the brain is naturally drawn to precision, to organize, to compare, to create order out of disorder, to classify and to quantify patterns and relationships. Human beings are born with a propensity to naturally be driven to calculate, to reason and to create within their environments. However, without guidance and nurturing [Read On]

What is Montessori? {Spindle Boxes}


The Spindle Box is part of the Montessori Math area. Although gorgeous and reasonably priced, one of the best things about a Spindle Box is that you can make your own fairly easily at home with sticks, pipe cleaners, straws, etc. Plus the use a variety of other objects to keep the work interesting is [Read On]

What is Montessori? {Brown Stair}


  The Brown Stair is work included within Sensorial. The work is 10 brown prisms of the same length (20 cm) and different height. The prisms vary from 10cm x 10cm x 20cm to 1cm x 1cm x 20cm. You will need a mat to complete this work. Using both hands, grasp the broadest prism [Read On]

What is Montessori? {The Lesson: Pink Tower}


The Pink Tower is part of the Sensorial area within Montessori. It encompasses 10 pink wooden cubes. The sizes of the cubes range from the smallest cube seen at the top in the above image of 1cm cubed and the largest seen at the bottom in the above image of 10cm cubed. The cubes increase [Read On]

What is Montessori? {Binomial Cube}


Below you will find traditional Montessori lesson for the Binomial Cube. The Binomial Cube physically represents a mathematical equation and lays the foundation for the development of later math skills. Carry the cube to the table with one hand on top and one hand on bottom.  Lift the lid using both hands & place it [Read On]

Montessori Philosophy & Sensorial Introduction


Below is a portion of a paper I wrote on Sensorial within the Montessori philosophy. I hope you enjoy it. Please do comment, your thoughts make my day! Maria Montessori believed in the child’s ability to reach his potential on his own if given the freedom and the environment in which to develop naturally. This [Read On]