The Montessori math curriculum is one of the best examples of the unique beauty of Montessori materials. First, the Montessori practical life and sensorial activities give indirect preparations for math. Then, the math materials continue to prepare the child for later learning, use concrete materials to introduce abstract concepts, and give a sequential understanding of mathematical concepts.
Math Activities and Links
Here are links to some pages with Montessori math activities and overviews of the Montessori math curriculum:
Raintree Montessori School is shown at Circle of Inclusion. The math materials include many beautiful wooden and beaded materials. For a Montessori homeschool, inexpensive versions could be used.
Montessori Print Shop has a Montessori math scope and sequence.
Beautiful Sun Montessori has six photos and listings of math materials.
Info Montessori has an introduction to Montessori math activities, including numbers through ten, the decimal system, linear and skip counting, tables of arithmetic, passage to abstraction, and fractions. There is also a video along with instructions for introducing the sandpaper numerals.
North American Montessori Center has a Montessori Curriculum Overview for Math.
Associated Content has an article by Andrea Coventry on Montessori Philosophy and the Mathematics Curriculum.
Montessori World has an overview of beginning math activities that includes the numbers 1-10; the decimal system; addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division exercises with the golden beads; and linear counting.
Montessori Mom has a section on math readiness with links in the left sidebar connected with Montessori math activities.
Montessori for Everyone has a number of articles about the Montessori math curriculum.
I have a category of posts of math activities.
Here’s a YouTube video giving an overview of the Montessori math materials:
Do you have a favorite Montessori math activity?