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Advanced Place Value Task Cards

Advanced Place Value Task Cards

Our Montessori equipment is great for teaching place value.  In Montessori we start quite early with 'big' numbers for example it is not uncommon for a 6 year old to be adding two four digit numbers together. However students aren't...

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Teaching Rounding in your Montessori Class

Teaching Rounding in your Montessori Class

Teaching rounding is a vital skill for understanding place value. In Montessori we have lots of maths activities that naturally lend themselves to teaching about rounding. You may have been implicitly teaching rounding however it is important that like all...

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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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