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.)
Montessori at Home! eBook Available Exclusively at Living Montessori Now!
The 3rd edition of Montessori at Home! eBook is only $6.95 (formerly $10.95) for 512 pages with over 300 early-learning activities!
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.)
Here’s the direct link to the purchase page for Montessori at Home! eBook. Here’s the direct link to the purchase page for the Montessori at Home! Materials Bundle,which includes the Montessori at Home eBook AND over $60 worth of Montessori Print Shop materials to go with the book (now only $15.95)!
The Montessori at Home! eBook and Materials Bundle Available Exclusively at Living Montessori Now!
- Phases of the Moon (3-part cards & chart)
- Animals of the Continents
- Continents 3-Part Cards
- Land & Water Form Photo Book
- World – Control Maps, Masters and Labels
- Moveable Alphabet – Print – (includes full instructions)
- Sentence Cards – Step 1 – Set 1
- Word and Picture Cards – Step 1 – Read Pictures
- 1-100 Math Series
- Geometric Matching Cards
- Geometric Solids 3-Part Cards – Blue
- Skeleton Nomenclature Cards
- Tree Nomenclature Cards
- Phonics Sound and Picture Sorting
- Association of Objects
- What Does Not Belong
- The Five Senses
- Plant or Animal?
- Animals and Their Names
- Color Grading Cards
- Metal Insets – Shape Outlines
Excerpts and Activities from the Montessori at Home eBook
Montessori at Home! eBook is one of the books I recommend first for parents interested in Montessori education. You can read all the excerpts from the book that I’ve shared here at Living Montessori Now:
How to Prepare a Montessori Jar for Meaningful Preschool Activities at Home (an activity prepared using one of the book’s printables)
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