Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Montessori Math Material Discussion: Counting from 1 to 10

We were browsing online to look for good prices on Montessori math material and found a number of products that were called Montessori, but were not really Montessori products.

For example, there are a number of counting blocks that have different colors. Do not use these. It is important that your child learn to count with identical objects such as the spindles in the Spindle Box, and it is also important that your counting set up include a space for zero quantity with the "0" above it.

DIY Spindle Boxes can be made of cardboard boxes with labels drawn on with markers and filled with wooden chopsticks. Smooth the chopsticks with fine grain sandpaper and you are ready to go.

Photo credit: Nienhuis

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