Math Area

Math Exercises

The Math area of the Montessori classroom encompasses the use of concrete materials for the recognition of numerals and quantities. Through these activities, children learn exactly how much a symbolic number stands for (i.e. The number 5 means counting the correct amount of objects to make up the number 5).

Mathematical activities are divided into 5 categories that include: counting and the decimal system, memory work, concrete abstraction, arithmetic tables and geometry. Children are introduced to more complex mathematical procedures and concepts as they are individually ready. A child will often complete a mathematical activity a few times until he feels ready to attempt a concept that is more difficult.