I’m excited today to share a math excerpt from John Bowman’s 3rd edition of Montessori at Home: A Complete Guide to Doing Montessori Early Learning Activities at Home with 3-6 Year Old Children!
Can’t afford a complete set of Montessori golden bead material? Montessori at Home eBook even has printables to help you out! You’ll find a total of 72 pages of printables (some from each curriculum area) in the eBook!
Following is one of the more advanced math excerpts from the book. Don’t worry if your child isn’t nearly ready for this activity. This activity is from only one of 512 pages in the book!
Going from 1000 – 10,000!
Whew, you’re getting up there! Very few parents go this far at home, but just in case you guys are overachievers or your child is showing a remarkable interest in math, or both, we’ll go over it. All you need are more Hundred Squares from the printout on page 481.
Ten hundred squares are stapled together to make 1000. Do this with your child and count each hundred as you stack them up (“100,200,300″….). Staple ten together and write 1000 on top with a black marker. Make a few of these.
Lay out the squares, bead bars, and numerals as shown. Review with your child how many are in each row and what each numeral says.
Add the amounts together, saying: “1000 + 200 + 80 + 4 makes One thousand, two hundred, eighty four.” Bring the numerals together, saying: “1000 + 200 + 80 + 4 says 1,284″. Your layout should look like the photo.
When your child has done many different numbers like this, you can point out that the first place on the right is the Units place, the next is the Tens place, the next is the Hundreds place, and the fourth is the Thousands place.
(Excerpt and photos used with permission from John Bowman. Printable Stamp Game Image used with permission from Montessori Print Shop.)
More Excerpts from Montessori at Home!
Montessori at Home! eBook
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In the eBook, you’ll also find a quick start guide, 225 educational digital tablet app recommendations, hundreds of links to sites, blogs, and videos, and 76 pages of printable materials!
You can get a free download of 51 sample pages from Montessori at Home eBook by clicking here! (This includes information on John’s simplified Montessori reading sequence.)
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