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Great Story Two Follow up Materials

Great Story Two Follow up Materials

The Second Great Story has so much that could be presented after it. It is important to think about curriculum coverage. If you are really interested in dinosaurs you might be naturally inclined to push the study of dinosaurs or...

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Teaching about Fossils

Teaching about Fossils

Fossils are a favourite topic of students. For younger students in particular the connection to dinosaurs is a big attraction. Giving the opportunity for students to study fossils works well after the Second Great Story.  By studying fossils children gain...

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Introduction to the Montessori Decimal Board Part 3

Introduction to the Montessori Decimal Board Part 3

Earlier I talked a bit about how we can introduce the Montessori decimal board here (part 1) and  here (part 2)  In the last section of Part 2 the lesson was on the student exchanging  say 12 tenths for one whole and...

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Introduction to the Montessori Decimal Board Part 1

Introduction to the Montessori Decimal Board Part 1

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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