- Blocks & Beads

# List of Beginning Montessori Math Materials

Here is a list of beginning Montessori Math Materials. For each of the presentations with the golden beads, there should be a tray with supplies on it and a felt mat so the beads don't roll. Ideally you don't want to borrow supplies from one presentation tray for another, so that after the lesson is given, the child can take the tray and repeat the activity independently. For addition, subtraction, multiplicaiton, division, and exchanging presentations, there can be a "bank" of golden beads on a tray with a large enough quantity to complete whatever problems are being done. At this stage, problems are created with small number cards, and the answer is shown with large number cards, and the answers are not written down.

**1. RED & BLUE NUMBER RODS**

**2. SAND PAPER NUMERALS 1-10**

**3. SPINDLE BOX**

**5. **__NUMBER GAMES__** **

**6. GOLDEN BEADS**

Presentation of the Decimal System: 1 of each golden bead: unit, ten, hundred, thousand

Passing Nine: 9 of each golden bead: unit, ten, hudred, & 1 thousand

Making Quantities: 9 of each golden bead: unit, ten, hundred, & thousand

Numeration of the Decimal System/Bird's Eye View/45 Layout: 45 of each golden bead: unit, ten, hundered & 1 thousand

Bank of golden beads for operations and exchanging activity

For Teen Board: 9 ten bars

For Ten Board: 45 ten bars

Green Cards1-9

Blue Cards 10-90

Red Cards 100-900

Green Cards: 1000-9000

Green Cards1-9

Blue Cards 10-90

Red Cards 100-900

Green Cards: 1000-9000

1 Checkerboard, or Decanomial Bead Box

**11. **__SEGUIN TEN BOARD__

**12. CHAIN OF 100**

**13. CHAIN OF 1000**

**14. TICKETS FOR CHAIN OF 100 & 1000**