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List of Beginning Montessori Math Lessons

Updated: Feb 12



Here is a list of the foundational Beginning Montessori math lesson presentations for young children in the Absorbent Mind (up to age 6) stage of development. The lessons each focus on introducing one concept at a time in a concrete way with few words. This helps children build focus and deep understanding. Concepts are first presented separately to isolate the concept, then combined. Both Counting and the base ten number system are presented in a complete, systematic way. The four operations are introduced with the concrete materials of the golden beads, plus the large and small number cards. At this stage, nothing is recorded on paper because the purpose is to build impressions and understanding, and young children are still developing motor skills.


NUMBERS 0-10


· Red & Blue Number Rods: Fixed Quantity

· Sand Paper Numerals: Loose Numerals

· Number Rods + Sand Paper Numbers: Quantity + Numerals Combined

· Spindle Box: Fixed Numerals, Loose Quantity

· Numeral Cards & Counters: Loose Numerals, Loose Quantity

· Number Game


THE DECIMAL (BASE TEN) SYSTEM


GOLDEN BEADS

· Introduction: Golden Bead Tray of 1000, 100, 10, 1

· Passing 9 or Crisis of 9

· Building & Reading Quantities


LARGE NUMBER CARDS

· Introduction: 1000, 100, 10, 1

· Passing 9 or Crisis of 9

· Building & Reading Numbers


GOLDEN BEADS + LARGE NUMBER CARDS

· Combining Quantities & Number Cards

· Quantities & Numbers Together: Bird’s Eye View or Overview of the Decimal System


THE FOUR OPERATIONS


· Static Addition

· Exchange Game

· Dynamic Addition

· Static Multiplication

· Dynamic Multiplication

· Static Subtraction

· Dynamic Subtraction

· Static Division

· Dynamic Division

· Division + Remainders


LINEAR COUNTING 1-1000


COUNTING 1-10

· The Bead Stair


COUNTING 10-19

· Learn the Names: Golden Beads Tens Bar + Colored Bead Bars

· Learn the Symbols: Seguin Teen Board

· Quantity + Symbol: Beads + Teen Board Combined


COUNTING 10-99

· Learn the Names of the Tens 10-90: Golden Beads Tens Bars

· Learn the Symbols of the Tens10-90: Seguin Ten Board

· Quantity + Symbol of the Tens: Beads + Ten Board Combined

· Counting 10-99: Beads + Ten Board Combined


COUNTING TO 100 & 1000

· Bead Chain + Tickets: 100

· Bead Chain + Tickets: 1000




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