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Using a Montessori Finger Chart for Addition

Montessori Finger Chart for Addition

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

 

Prerequisite: This purpose of this activity is to help with the memorization of addition facts. Your child should already be very familiar with the concept of addition and be able to write all of the numerals from zero to nine.

From: The addition working chart or finger […]

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Do-a-Dot Numbers

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: Here are the Do-A-Dot number pages! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also create number ones. These Do-A-Dot sheets are tedious to make so it took me a while to get […]

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Dice Stamp Addition

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: This came from Housing a Forest, but it did not go as planned. lol.

Material:

Dice Paint Salt Paper Felt Paper Plate

 

Procedure:

Pour some craft paint on a plate and sprinkle on a little salt. Let your tot stir the paint and […]

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Sorting Coins (& U.S. Coin 3-Part Cards)

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: Sweet Pea is very interested in putting money into her piggy bank so I thought she would like to learn more about coins. I found this coin sorting activity at the Activity Mom.

Material:

A variety of different coins. Coin cards. (I created my […]

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Domino Addition

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This domino math idea was from Erica’s fantastic Confessions of a Homeschooler blog.

Prerequisites: Your child must know how to count to at least 18 and be able to write the numbers from 0 to 18.

Material:

Dominos. My domino addition worksheet. ( Right click on link […]

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Play-Doh and Craft Stick Number Line

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I have had trouble finding anything about learning the teen numbers. Many activities seem to be about only the numbers 1-10, so I was excited when I saw this wonderful math idea at Chalk Talk because I knew I’d be able to extend it all the […]

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Introduction to a Ruler

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Sweet Pea is 46 months old.

From: This activity was in John Bowman’s new book Montessori at Home (I am giving away a copy here.)

Material:

Ruler. Table knife. 1 can of Play-Doh (You can also make your own, but a Play-Doh is very cheap so I don’t think it is worth the […]

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Counting and Banding Spindles

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Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: I saw a box of cocktail stirrers at Target and thought they would work for the Montessori spindle box activity.

Material:

45 sturdy cocktail stirrers (We found ours at Target near the paper cups. I had to buy 2 boxes to get 45 stirrers.), Popsicle sticks […]

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Intro to Geometry: Curved or Straight

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: I found this really quick activity at Sunbeams and Sanity, who found it on Montessori for Everyone.

Material:

Curved or Straight Worksheet # 1 and Curved or Straight Worksheet # 2 (These are both .pdf files and require Foxit or Adobe Acrobat to view them.) You can […]

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Giant Connect-the-Dots

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this fast and fun idea at What Do We Do All Day?

Material:

Large sheet of paper. (We used a big roll of butcher paper from Sam’s Club.) Washable markers.

Procedure:

Make sure you are on a hard washable surface. Vinyl is […]

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