The Montessori method is an educational approach that focuses on hands-on learning through play. It was developed by Maria Montessori, a physician, and educator, in the early 1900s. She believed children learn best when engaged in active, creative, and purposeful play. The Montessori maths curriculum is the perfect example of this approach.
Curious about the Montessori Math Activities? Math in Montessori is a unique and beautiful approach to teaching children. I thought a helpful place to start would be to share the sequence of Montessori Math materials, activities & lessons that I learned in my training program.
Keep in mind that this is a PATH, not linear. Some lessons (Numeration and Place Value) are given in order, while others (Linear Counting and Math Facts) can be shared and practiced by the child simultaneously.
Learn the Montessori Math Activities & Lessons
- Pre-Counting Activities
- Readiness for Numerals
Introduction to Numeration
Place Value & Decimal System
- Golden Beads Presentation Tray
- Equivalence Tray & Crisis of Nine Tray
- Overview of Golden Beads
- Composition of Quantities
- Introduction to Numerals
- Overview of Numerals
- Composition of Symbols
- Bird’s Eye View
- Composition of Numerals and Quantities
- Bank Game
- Golden Bead Operations
- Stamp Game
- Dot Game
- Small Bead Frame
Montessori Math – Linear Counting
Montessori Math – Memorization
- Number Rod Addition
- Short Bead Stair Addition
- Addition Snake Game
- Addition Strip Board
- Subtraction Snake Game
- Subtraction Strip Board
- Short Bead Stair Multiplication
- Multiplication Board
- Division Board
- Fraction Boards
Looking for Math Counters? Check out my Montessori Math Counters Bundle!
Montessori Math Materials
- Montessori Services has time & measurement resources, miscellaneous math materials, and offers some of my favorite math books.
- Amazon has a selection of quality, authentic Montessori Math materials, including a Multiplication Bead Board, an Addition Strip Board, the Stamp Game, a Hundred Board, Cards and Counters, and Spindle Boxes.
As I post lessons, I will include the links on this page. I hope you found this sequence of lessons helpful!