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Introduction to the Montessori Decimal Board

Introduction to the Montessori Decimal Board

Decimals can be hard for students to understand. Unlike whole number some students do not have a lot of exposure to these types of numbers. Importantly though they link to fractions and percentages and knowledge of them is vital for...

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Fundamental needs through time

Fundamental needs through time

Fundamental Needs is one of my favourite topics of all in Montessori. This topic usually comes after the presentation of the Third Great Story however if you are teaching in a Public Montessori where you are required to teach a...

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Subtracting fractions with Montessori

Subtracting fractions with Montessori

Subtracting Fractions   The lesson - SAME DENOMINATORS Prior to this lesson students will need to have been introduced to adding fractions with the same denominator  1) Have some task cards with various subtraction equations of fractions on them 2) Have...

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Addition of Fractions

Addition of Fractions

  Adding Fractions with Montessori equipment helps students visualise what parts of a whole look like. Using hands on materials the child is able to make a visual imprint of what certain fractions look like The lesson - SAME DENOMINATORS...

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Teaching Equivalent Fractions with Montessori

Teaching Equivalent Fractions with Montessori

Equivalent Fractions are a complex topic that can be taught really well with the Montessori fraction equipment. Prior to presenting this concept students will need to Be confident with their times tables Have worked with adding fractions for example know...

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Teaching Improper Fractions

Teaching Improper Fractions

Improper or Vulgar Fractions are a great activity for 8 year olds plus to work with.  Students need to have a good understanding of most of their timetables and to have worked a lot with fraction materials. I use the...

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Teaching maths strategies in a Montessori 6-12 class

Teaching maths strategies in a Montessori 6-12 class

I know many Montessorians who love the Montessori maths materials. In particular how they make abstract concepts real. Take for example the fraction circles that allow the child to touch and experiment with different amounts to find out equivalents and...

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Great Story One Follow Up Materials

Great Story One Follow Up Materials

After the first great story there are a variety of activities and resource you may want to do or present   Laws of the Universe. These are a series of experiments that show elements of the creation story. Some people...

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The Montessori Great Stories

The Montessori Great Stories

The Montessori Great Stories each have a different main theme that help start discussion, learning and create connection with the community the child lives in. They are a centre point of Cosmic Education in Montessori 6-12.  They help children answer spiritual questions like...

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