Many adults consider math to be a difficult subject. To properly teach it to children, it takes time, effort, and creative techniques so they can learn it effectively. The Montessori method teaches math to students in a way that keeps them engaged and helps them grasp its importance. Pearlily Montessori introduces mathematics to children using shapes, touch, and “feel.” Students learn mathematical skills through the five senses in the sensorial section of a Montessori classroom where they acquire their first experience with numbers through shapes.

Students get a hands-on feel for how numbers work as a part of their universe by using blocks, shapes, and colors. Below are some of the most common math materials and resources in a Montessori classroom:

The golden beads, which are usually colored red and blue, are used to introduce the concepts of addition and subtraction by allowing students to manipulate the beads in units of ten. The wooden rods, which are usually colored red and blue, assist children in developing the concept of numbered sequences.

Other brightly colored pieces, such as the pink tower, assist toddlers develop an early knowledge of proportions and dimensions as they stack the pink blocks into the tower. Children also get a similar lesson in analyzing sizes and developing progressions with the brown stairs.

Numbered cards are also used to assist children in gaining a deeper understanding of numbers by allowing them to mix and match the cards to help them build counting skills and better understand mathematical concepts.

You can use the principles of Montessori education to begin introducing math concepts to your child at home. Here are a few easy ways to go about it:

Make it count in the kitchen. Recipes, which are packed with measures and amounts, provide ready-made math lessons for your child, who can assist by counting out ingredients and seeing you add up cups and teaspoons.

Learn more at the store. Have your child assist you in counting out products at the grocery and tallying up the change at the cash register. This’ll give them an early lesson in the practical applications of mathematics.

Make it a game. Create shapes and patterns with everyday items such as crayons, pencils, and stickers. Count traffic signs, yellow cars, and anything else they might see and observe while in the car. Make use of the shapes and patterns in board games, which provide a simple method to reinforce the math concepts and skills your child is learning in school at home.

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