## Sunday 27 April 2014

 Printable version

 Card game version

Age: From 4 years old

Players: 2-4

Objectives:
To teach addition and counting in a fun way.

Materials:
Addition Dominos - each tile has addition problems on it (for example, 0 + 5).

Directions:
1. Distribute the cards evenly among the players.
2. The youngest start by matching the answers of addition problems (for example, match 3+2 to 4+1, since they are both equal to 5).
3. The one who is first to get rid of all of his/her dominoes wins. But if no one can go out, then the person with the fewest dominos left is the winner.

Printables:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/dominoes/

We played this for the first time today during our WFMN. J (5Y1M21D) enjoyed it and could figure out the rules of the game as well as the concept of matching the correct addition.

It is also available from Amazon:

4 Jan 2015 (5Y9M30D) - We played addition domino during our WFMN this evening. Our Little FECS was able to follow the fame and got his addition right. We gave him two choices and he chose this right away, saying that it is the most fun Maths game.

### Magnetic Mosaic

J (5Y1M26D) creating letters or patterns with magnetic mosaic.

### J Summary (5Y1M26D) - Enjoying the Sun...

It is a bright and sunny day today. To make it a little more fun to do his Chinese homework, he suggested to do it under the sun at our balcony. Now that he has done his homework, we were ready for some unstructured playtime, which I am not so good at. For unstructured playtime, we planned to go and feed the ducks... er... I am not so sure if it can still be considered as unstructured playtime then, since we planned what to do during that time :-)

### Montessori Activity: The Bead Cabinet - Sensorial Experiences with the Chain (Stage XII)

AGE: 4.5-6 (the child should have worked with the initial bead presentation and the short bead stair and be very familiar with the sensorial materials)

OBJECTIVE(S): To show the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

MATERIALS:

2.     Square chains
3.     Cube chains
4.    Several mats

PREPARATION:
1.     Place several mats on the floor, one beneath the other.

2.     Bring the bead presentation tray containing 1 unit, 10 bar, 100 square and 1000 cube to the mat. Later add to these materials the 100 and 1000 chains.

STAGE XII:
1.     Lay out the short bead stair on the mat vertically. Leave a space and then lay out the square chains in the same way. Leave another space and lay out the cube chains in the same way. * This shows the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

2.     Give the children lots of sensorial practice with the short bead stair, square and cube chains, etc. before he actually counts them. When the child gets to the point where he is counting, put out all the square chains and one square which represents each chain. The child can count chains 1-6 in any order and then 7-10 or 100. Later on the Directress adds the cube chains, cubes, and the rest of the squares to the bead cabinet. The children are encouraged to count the shorter cube chains before he does the longer ones. The child is probably in his late second year or early third year in Montessori when counting the square chains and older for the cube chains (5 to 6).

CONTROL OF ERROR:

1. In the sensorial experiences, none is really needed but it could be visual.
2. When the child counts the chains, the control is in the Directress or the tickets.

REFERENCES:

- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s On-line Montessori Albums http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/math/_link.htm

### Montessori Activity: The Bead Cabinet - Sensorial Experiences with the Chain (Stage XI)

AGE: 4.5-6 (the child should have worked with the initial bead presentation and the short bead stair and be very familiar with the sensorial materials)

OBJECTIVE(S): To show the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

MATERIALS:

1.     Colored square chains
2.     1 mat
3.     Cube chains

PREPARATION:
1.     Place several mats on the floor, one beneath the other.

2.     Bring the bead presentation tray containing 1 unit, 10 bar, 100 square and 1000 cube to the mat. Later add to these materials the 100 and 1000 chains.

STAGE XI:

1.     Layout the cube chains as before. Beginning with the third chain (pink), have 3 children holding it in order to form a triangle. Each child in turn counts the side he is holding and then the chain is placed on the mat.

2.     Repeat with the four chain (making a square), but add another child. Repeat with the five chain (making a pentagon) but add another child. Repeat this procedure through the ten or 1000 chain, thus having ten children.

3.     When the chains are laid out on the mat as above (geometric forms), suggest to the children that they might find these forms in the geometric cabinet. Have the children find these forms in the cabinet and bring the geometric insets to the rug and place by the appropriate beads. Return material when through.

4.     Layout the cube chains in the shapes as in step 2 and place inside the same shapes with the square chains. Let children observe work when completed.

REFERENCES:

- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s On-line Montessori Albums http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/math/_link.htm

### Montessori Activity: The Bead Cabinet - Sensorial Experiences with the Chain (Stage X)

AGE: 4.5-6 (the child should have worked with the initial bead presentation and the short bead stair and be very familiar with the sensorial materials)

OBJECTIVE(S): To show the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

MATERIALS:

1.     Colored square chains
2.     1 mat

PREPARATION:
1.     Place several mats on the floor, one beneath the other.

2.     Bring the bead presentation tray containing 1 unit, 10 bar, 100 square and 1000 cube to the mat. Later add to these materials the 100 and 1000 chains.

STAGE X:
1.     Layout all of the square chains in the same manner as in Stage IX.

2.     Beginning with the two chain place it in the middle of the mat in an upside down V.

3.     Taking each chain, in turn, place it on the outside of the previous chain in like manner until all of the chains are in the proper place. When completed, put the 1 red bead in the center.

REFERENCES:

- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s On-line Montessori Albums http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/math/_link.htm

### Montessori Activity: The Bead Cabinet - Sensorial Experiences with the Chain (Stage IX)

AGE: 4.5-6 (the child should have worked with the initial bead presentation and the short bead stair and be very familiar with the sensorial materials)

OBJECTIVE(S): To show the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

MATERIALS:

1.     Colored square chains
2.     1 mat

PREPARATION:
1.     Place several mats on the floor, one beneath the other.

2.     Bring the bead presentation tray containing 1 unit, 10 bar, 100 square and 1000 cube to the mat. Later add to these materials the 100 and 1000 chains.

STAGE IX:

1.     Place all of the square chains in a vertical manner on the mat, right to left.

2.     Move down the one red bead

3.     Move down the bead chain of 2 (leave in a vertical line)

4.     Move the pink chain down and form in a triangle

5.     Move the yellow chain down and form a square

6.     Move the light blue chain down and form a pentagon

7.     Move the violet chain down and form a hexagon

8.     Move the white chain down and form a heptagon

9.     Move the brown chain down and form an octagon

10.  Move the dark blue chain down and form a nonagon

11.  Move the 100 chain down and form a decagon

12.  After forming the above, point to the third chain (forms a triangle) and ask: "Can you find something in the geometric cabinet that looks like this?"

13.  Repeat this with each figure formed.

14.  Your child places geometric figure on the rug next to the beads.

- With the red and green beads any straight line figure will do.
- This is a great activity and is enjoyed by every child.

REFERENCES:

- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s On-line Montessori Albums http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/math/_link.htm

### Montessori Activity: The Bead Cabinet - Sensorial Experiences with the Chain (Stage VII)

AGE: 4.5-6 (the child should have worked with the initial bead presentation and the short bead stair and be very familiar with the sensorial materials)

OBJECTIVE(S): To show the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

MATERIALS:

1.     Colored square chains
2.     Colored cube chains
3.     Several mats

PREPARATION:
1.     Place several mats on the floor, one beneath the other.

2.     Bring the bead presentation tray containing 1 unit, 10 bar, 100 square and 1000 cube to the mat. Later add to these materials the 100 and 1000 chains.

STAGE VII:

1.     From the top of a mat, right to left, place the square chains vertically. Below this, in the same manner, place the cube chains.

2.     Let the child or children observe this pattern. Place the 1 red bead next to the other red bead (moving it down). Continue in this manner placing each of the colored square chains next to each appropriate section of the cube chains from 2 through 1000. Child can count how many square chains there are in a cube chain. Leave the square chains at the end of the cube chains.

3.     Layout all of the bead bars across the top of the mat vertically from left to right. To the right of the bead bars place the square chains. To the right of the square chains place the cube chains. Let child observe the work.

4.     Layout as before in step 3. At the end of each square chain place one square and at the end of each cube place a cube. Let the child observe this pattern.

REFERENCES:
- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s On-line Montessori Albums http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/math/_link.htm

### Montessori Activity: The Bead Cabinet - Sensorial Experiences with the Chain (Stage VI)

AGE: 4.5-6 (the child should have worked with the initial bead presentation and the short bead stair and be very familiar with the sensorial materials)

OBJECTIVE(S): To show the child the progression of different relationships between units, squares, and cubes.

MATERIALS:
2.     Cube chains
3.     Several mats

PREPARATION:
1.     Place several rugs on the floor, one beneath the other.

2.     Bring the bead presentation tray containing 1 unit, 10 bar, 100 square and 1000 cube to the mat. Later add to these materials the 100 and 1000 chains.

STAGE VI:

1.     From the top of the mat, right to left, place the colored bead cubes.

1000 cube 9 cube 8 cube 7 cube 6 cube...... etc. to 1 red bead

2.     In a vertical manner under each appropriate cube place the cube chain.

1000 chain 9 8 7 6 5 chain, ...etc.

3.     Let the child observe the layout. Does he see any similarity?

4.     Say, "There is one bead here and one bead here", "There are eight beads here" (pointing to the cube of 2) and "There are eight beads in this chain", "There are 27 beads in this cube" (3) and "There are 27 beads in this chain"

5.     Repeat this process all the way through to 1000 showing first the number of beads in the cube and then in the chain.

- Chain of 4-64
- Chain of 5-125
- Chain of 7-343
- Chain of 8-512
- Chain of 9-729
- Chain of 10-1000

6.     Layout all the cube chains, left to right, across the top of the mat but vertically. Below each of the chains layout all of the colored squares vertically under the appropriate cubes.

7.     Fold up each length of the cube chain to form each square and then place the square next to it. Repeat this process all the way through to 1000. When completed, place the squares directly on top of the folded chains.

8.     Could repeat step 6 in a horizontal manner also.

REFERENCES: