Friday, August 7, 2009

M5 - More Mileage out of Montessori Math Materials

Well, what can I say but that we are thoroughly enjoying becoming official homeschoolers this year...we have been unofficially homeschooling since birth, but now, it's official with the Sunshine State for Big bro, as he is five.

Big Bro has been getting more and more into bead work...but just felt that we needed to do something a little out of the box and so I came up with some math extensions, using a variety of Montessori math materials, but in a new way...
We took the bead stairs, our number cards, and some dominoes and then, he had to do number sentences with these.
We worked on addition.
Big Bro seemed to like using his color beads along with his dominoes. He had to do the number sentences, so for example, he had to say 5 + 3 = 8 so therefore, 3 + 5 = 8. He showed it with his beads.


Shannon said...

Welcome! I may just borrow this idea to use with my 5 yo. He loves dominoes but is so far uninterested in the beads!

The Sunshine Crew said...

Hi Shannon,
Wanted to let you know that this morning, I found a great website that has links to making math mats to work with dominoes. Since you said that your son likes dominoes, these would come in handy:
Under the links section, I added a link to the main website, as they have all kinds of other materials that would enhance Montessori math materials. Will do some posts about this during this week:)

Shannon said...

Thanks so much! I will definitely check it out. He is really into addition right now!

We are happy to announce our gifted pilot program starting Fall of 2014!

We are happy to announce our gifted pilot program starting Fall of 2014!
***This program is for residents of Florida only...

More Gifted Program Details!

More Gifted Program Details!
Sunrise Learning Lab™ and its Gifted Pilot Program belong to Colleen Murray Bowers. © 2014 Colleen Murray Bowers.

  © Sunrise Learning Lab™ Updated-Copyrighted-Owned-Trademarked by ©Colleen Murray Bowers Sunrise Learning Lab™ Note: Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates orignally assisted with original blog template but has NO RIGHTS WHATSOEVER to this blog.

Back to TOP