Meet the Colored Bead Stair…

The colored bead stair is a quintessential Montessori math material because it has SO many different mathematical benefits. The youngest child in primary all the way through upper elementary learns one-to-one correspondence, connecting quantity to symbol, square roots and cubes, basic operations, and complex algebraic equations. I often use this material for middle and high …

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Teach Basic Division – Using Horses and Apples

After seeing how to teach basic division using frogs and lily pads by setting them in the same sequence as the division problem (I recommend viewing this tutorial first), your child will soon be able to move on to a slightly more abstract version. If the child has a complete understanding of division vocabulary (dividend, …

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