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. They 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:
Montessori Primary Guide 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.
- This Practical Life gives a back-to-school classroom tour, including the math shelves.
- Dirigo Montessori School shows their math shelf in a post about the prepared environment.
- Lauren Franchek shows the math area of her Montessori classroom in a post at Trillium Montessori.
- Montessori Print Shop has a Montessori math scope and sequence.
- Beautiful Sun Montessori has six photos and listings of math materials.
North American Montessori Center has a Montessori Curriculum Overview for Math.
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.
Wikisori has many math activities.
Montessori Album has many math activities.
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 post with information about free online access to comprehensive Montessori scope and sequence from Montessori Compass and The Montessori Foundation.
Here’s a YouTube video giving an overview of the Montessori math materials:
You’ll find many more Montessori math videos in my “Free Montessori Math Videos” post.
I have a category of posts of math activities.
You’ll find many DIY Montessori math materials in my DIY Montessori materials post.
Do you have a favorite Montessori math activity?
See the rest of the posts in my Montessori curriculum areas series here:
- Montessori Practical Life Activities
- Montessori Sensorial Activities
- Montessori Language Activities
- Montessori Cultural Activities
- Montessori Elementary
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