(EYFS: Mathematics)

Montessori believed that children have 'Mathematical minds' and she revolutionised the way in which Mathematics is taught. She developed a wonderful set of materials, many of which have now been copied by educators throughout the world. The Mathematical concept is presented firstly in a very concrete form followed by the abstract written version.

The materials for Mathematics introduce the concept of quantity and the symbols 0 through to 10. Then, using a variety of beads and symbol cards, the child becomes familiar with the numbers as a decimal system by means of including concrete experiences with the operation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These operations not only teach a child to calculate, but they provide a deep understanding of how numbers function.

Ofsted Report 2010

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