Curriculum

Mathematics

Preschool-aged children have naturally mathematical minds. Montessori mathematical materials allow children to begin their mathematical journey from the concrete to the abstract through manipulation, experimentation and invention.

Rods, spindles, cards, beads, cubes and counters are some of the concrete tools used to symbolize mathematical abstraction. The child does not merely learn to count; she understands the concept of ‘how many’ because she holds the amount in her hands. Likewise, she is able to perform the operations of addition and subtraction using concrete materials.

Mathematics