>> Friday, July 26, 2013
Here are my current favorite math materials for my 4 (in 7 days) year old.
1. Cuisenaire Rods
2. Education Unboxed
3. Hundred Board
4. Montessori Golden Bead Material
here. I like the bead layout, which is a very large, impressive work for a young child. J-jo and I like to play the "bank game," in which I give him a number card and he goes to the bank to get the corresponding golden bead material. In this way he learns about building numbers and that the value of the digits can change (as you can see in the photo with 2453).
5. Rightstart Abacus
I don't have a photo of this in use, but I like the Rightstart method of teaching that numbers from 6 to 10 can be seen as 5+a number. 5 and 2 are 7, 5 and 3 are 8 and so on. The abacus is a great tool for this and the Rightstart abacus is special because each five beads is one color so the child can easily see the 5 and 2, for example.
If you'd like to see another Friday Five - also math material related - visit MontessoriMOMents for her post, which inspired my own.