Monday, January 24, 2011

Quantifying Practice

I made this work after seeing it on My Montessori Journey (Love that blog! I get so many great ideas there.) The numbers are hard to see in these pictures, but they go from 0-9. I hand embroidered them with contrasting stitching. These are a spin off of the Montessori Spindle Box, which introduces the concept of zero and quantifying. This helps the kids see object to number relation easily. I have noticed especially with the younger students, they have learned to count to ten 'reciting' it like it is one big word 'onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineten.' This helps them slow down and realize that each number has a meaning and a corresponding amount.

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