Montessori Math Extensions & Variations Number Rods Count around the triangle formed by the stair Fetch game Greater than/less than Challenge child to find two rods that match the length of a third rod Sandpaper Numerals Play Memory “What’s missing?” “Knock, Knock” Secret message games like tracing a number on a child’s back or palm & having the child ... Continue Reading

## Montessori Math Composition of Symbols

Composition of Symbols is a lesson within Place Value and the Decimal System of Montessori Math. This work needs the complete set of numerals. Composition of Symbols Presentation Request the child take the tray and bring you a numeral that says “5” units. When he returns, ask him to tell you what he brought to you. Continue with units, tens, hundreds, and thousands. Always ... Continue Reading

## Learn Composition of Quantities Montessori Math Lesson

This Montessori Math lesson composition of quantities comes after the Overview of Golden Beads. The goal is to practice what was just introduced in the Overview. So, children will review quantities and language of the decimal system. With this practice, place value will be emphasized for the child, the reinforcing the concept. Composition of Quantities Lesson Request that the child finish the ... Continue Reading

## Montessori Math Overview of the Golden Beads

The Overview of Golden Beads continues the child down the path of learning place value and the decimal system. The goal for the child is to garner a sense of quantities represented in the decimal system, and to see the exchange of quantities as units become ten, tens become hundred, and so on. This lesson is generally for 5 years and older. Presentation I: Transition from Bead to Wooden ... Continue Reading

## Montessori Math Equivalence & Crisis of Nine Tray

Montessori Math Lesson Equivalence Tray - Presentation I Invite the child to see some new work with the golden beads. Spread a mat: “This is the equivalence tray. Some people call it the Crisis of Nine tray. Let'sd look at these beads and count them. We'll start with the units.” Count the units from their tray into the mat below in a vertical line, touching each other. "Ten units is ... Continue Reading

## Montessori Math Golden Beads Presentation Tray

The Golden Beads Presentation Tray is the first lesson in Montessori Math: Introducing Place Value and the Decimal System. The Montessori Math Golden Beads Presentation Tray is a simple presentation including one of each of a unit, a ten bar, a hundred square, and a thousand cube. The goal is to introduce the child to the language of the beads, to the decimal system, and give a concrete exercise ... Continue Reading