Develop math skills with Montessori materials

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The Montessori method of education helps promote children’s potential by creating a friendly, professional learning environment with specialized learning materials, and training children’s independence. With the Montessori method of education, besides learning in class, children can also participate in many useful exploration activities. Thereby, children have more fun, memories, and useful practical knowledge.

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Applying the Montessori method in teaching mathematics

“A lot of kids when it comes to calculations always rely on the order of numbers that they have memorized in their memory, but at some point, when they encounter the number that corresponds to these numbers, they become confused.”

Maria Montessori’s Montessori Method gives children great material to learn about math with corresponding numbers and symbols and level-based review exercises to reach the next level. Even the youngest children are excited about learning math.

Teaching children to learn math according to the Montessori method

The strongest point of teaching children to learn math according to the Montessori method is to provide children with the most basic foundation of Mathematics such as. What is the number? What is a plus? What is minus? What is Human? What is chia?… It starts with the specific (amount). Then comes abstraction (mathematical notation). This is the first difference from other Math classes. Because in some other classes, children will learn the signs right away. Like counting from 1 to 10 without really understanding what “1” is, and what “10” is.

Mathematics in Montessori gives children the opportunity to develop their potential. Make the most of your child’s strengths. Fine motor ability, concentration ability, logical thinking…

What is the importance of Montessori materials?

The teaching materials in the Montessori education method ensure logic and high accuracy. Before getting acquainted with math activities, children are guided by teachers with activities in the sensory field to strengthen language recognition with specific visual images such as Thick – Thin; Big – Small; High and low; Shallow – Deep, and Long – Short.

The first lesson used in teaching math was a set of 10 small wooden sticks called “Number Sticks”. The number sticks are not uniform in color, each unit taking a length of 4 inches is alternated in red and blue. Thus, children will count how many units on the number stick, if the shortest number stick is 1 unit, then the remaining stick is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, respectively. 10 units. Children are observed overall differences and gradually increase in length to recognize numbers.

Once mastered learning to count through lessons and games. Children learn to recognize symbols through rough numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 from feeling with one finger to feeling the number stick. Children feel the rough numbers to form specific symbols 1 means stick to number 1 and are a unit. Similar to 2 – Stick number 2 – 2 units,….

Therefore, when children have mastered counting numbers and symbols from 1 to 10. That is also the time when children can recognize the decimal system, table 100. And perform calculations in the unit decimal system. . Tens, hundreds, thousands through the previous association.

Children love learning math in the Montessori classroom. After a process of hard work with hands combined with a mindset trained through labor. Children can do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and even fractions. Children will feel their hands are magical. “Touch and move tool” for children to explore and learn about the world around them.

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