Montessori teaches your child to be organized, independent, confident, and respectful of his/her surroundings and environment. In this blog, we will be giving tips on how you can practice math at home with your child.
In the first picture you can see one of our students using an abacus. An abacus is perfect for learning how to count from 1-10 and learning the names of colors. This exercise is also great for the child it will help him/her to build concentration, organizational skills and patience, using only two fingers to slide the concrete object from one side to the other. (Everything must start from the left side and end on the right.)
In the second picture you see one of our students using small objects to group together according to the number with picture that she has placed in front of her. Here we used zoo animals so that our student knows what animal group she is using to her work. In this kind of activity students are allowed to use only two fingers, which also helps to develop fine motor skills, concentration and organization. For ages 1-2 it's best to start with numbers from 0-3 and with practice keep amounting numbers. (Again, everything must start from left to right.) All these activities must be done in a calm and quiet place, no distractions, preferably classical music can be playing in the background.
One of our students favorite activities for math is starting with counting and matching animals or color buttons. Tracing the number in sand is a sensory activity helps your child/student to learn and recognize the number and using the buttons or animals,it is a concrete activity will help the child to understand and recognize the value of the number.