Sunday, 27 April 2014

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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:
Bead Cabinet consists of:

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:

- https://archive.org/details/advancedmontess00livigoog
- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s On-line Montessori Albums http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/math/_link.htm

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