Saturday, 27 December 2014

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Montessori Maths Recommeded Sequence of Lessons





I have been asked by a reader for the sequence of introduction to Montessori Maths. I thought I have posted this before, but apparently I have not. 

Below is roughly the sequence I follow based on my experience with our Little FECS, but this is just a guide and not casted in stone. Although lessons should be introduced orderly, we should not be too worried about it. Go with your gut feelings and what you feel good about, and everything will fall naturally into place. I frequently revert back-and-fro with repetitions. The words in bold refer to the name of the materials.

Sensorial Material
Brown Stair
Pink Tower
Red Rods
Number Rods – Counting
Sandpaper Letters
Spindle Boxes
Concept of Zero Game
Numbers & Counters – Odd & Even Numbers
Memory Game
Concept of Addition & Subtraction with Number Rods

Golden Bead Materials & Large Number Cards
Decimal System – The Quiet Walk
Decimal Quantity - Unit Place Value
Decimal Quantity - Ten Place Value
Decimal Quantity - Hundred Place Value
Decimal Quantity - Thousand Place Value
Decimal Quantity –9 Layout
Decimal Quantity – 45 Layout
Bank Game/Supply Game – Go Get It!
Exchange Game
Advanced Bank Game – Composition of Number

Bead Cabinet
Colored Bead Stair
Teen Hanger
Colored Bead Stair – Teen
Teen Board
Colored Bead Stairs - 20-90
Ten Board
Hundred Board

Symbols - Plus and Equals
Making 10 with 10-Bar & Colored Bead Stair
Addition Board
Static Addition with Colored Bead Stair – Unit Place Value
Static Addition with Golden Beads – Unit Place Value

Symbol – Minus
Subtraction Board
Static Subtraction with Golden Beads – Unit Place Value
Static Subtraction with Number Rods – Unit Place Value

Fractions – Sensorial Experience
Beginning Fractions
Fraction Skittles
Metal Fraction Circles
Cut-Out Labeled Fraction Circles

Golden Bead Materials
Static Addition with Colored Bead Stair and Golden Beads – Ten Place Value
Static Addition with Colored Bead Stair and Golden Beads – Hundred Place Value
Static Addition with Colored Bead Stair and Golden Beads – Thousand Place Value

Addition Strip Board
Addition Working Charts

Static Subtraction with Golden Beads – Ten Place Value
Static Subtraction with Golden Beads – Hundred Place Value
Static Subtraction with Golden Beads – Thousand Place Value

Static Addition with Golden Beads – Vertical Presentation (Single, Double, Triple, Four Digit)
Static Subtraction with Golden Beads – Vertical Presentation (Single, Double, Triple, Four Digit)

Subtraction Strip Board
Subtraction Working Charts

Bank Game
Dynamic Addition with Golden Beads – Vertical Presentation (Single, Double, Triple & Four Digit)
Dynamic Subtraction with Golden Beads – Vertical Presentation (Single, Double, Triple & Four Digit)

Snake Game
Addition Snake Game
Subtraction Snake Game

Stamp Game Materials
The Stamp Game 3-Period Lesson
Static Addition Stamp Game – Vertical Presentation (Single, Double, Triple & Four Digit)
Static Subtraction Stamp Game – Vertical Presentation (Single, Double, Triple & Four Digit)

Dynamic Addition Stamp Game – Vertical Presentation
Dynamic Subtraction Stamp Game – Vertical Presentation

Static Multiplication Stamp Game
Dynamic Multiplication Stamp Game

Static Division Stamp Game
Dynamic Division Stamp Game

Symbol – Multiplication
Multiplication with Bead Bars
Multiplication Bead Board
Linear Counting – 100 Short Bead Chains & 1000 Long Bead Chain of golden Beads
Skip Counting – Short Bead Chains & Long Bead Chains
Multiplication Working Chart
Multiplication Stamp Game
Table of Pythagorean
Pythagoras Board
Money
Tell Time
Dynamic Addition - The Dot Game

Symbol – Division
Division with Golden Beads
Division Board
Division Working Finger Charts
Division Stamp Game

Small Bead Frame
Static Addition with Small Bead Frame
Dynamic Addition with Small Bead Frame
Static Subtraction with Small Bead Frame
Dynamic Subtraction with Small Bead Frame
Static Multiplication with Small Bead Frame
Dynamic Multiplication with Small Bead Frame

Large Bead Frame
Static Addition with Large Bead Frame
Dynamic Addition with Large Bead Frame
Static Subtraction with Large Bead Frame
Dynamic Subtraction with Large Bead Frame
Static Multiplication with Large Bead Frame
Dynamic Multiplication with Large Bead Frame

Multiplication Checker Board
Multiplication Decimal Checker Board

Long Division Stamp Game
Long Division with Test Tubes

Decimal Board Subtraction
Changing Improper Fractions into Mixed Numbers
Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
Introduction of Geometry
Basic Geometric Terms
Introduction to Types of Angles
Yellow Area Material
Binomial Square with Colored Bead Bars (Part 1)
Binomial Square with Colored Bead Bars (Part 2)
Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson on Pi
Finding the Totals of Squares and Cubes
Decanomial Layout - Finding Squares
Adjusted Decanomial Tower of Jewels

I like the following two Montessori sites. It gives some idea to the sequence of lessons:

http://www.montessorialbum.com
http://www.infomontessori.com/

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