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Fraction and division

Division In our classroom, I let children try materials when they show interest. Today, princess has interest on the long division material. Therefore, I use the material to introduce division. Well, princess only knows basic addition and subtraction and no knowledge of multiplication.   Instead of using the inverse of multiplication, we introduce ‘fair sharing’…

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Montessori short bead chains and squares, skip counting, preparation of multiplication

Bead cabinet is important in Montessori classroom, especially in our Math Centre. Most students and visitors are attracted by the colorful beads when they enter the classroom Our house didn’t have space for the standard bead cabinet.  Therefore, we chose to make ours following Cherine’s idea.  We used our hardwood flooring leftover materials for the…

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