Vito loves counting. He may not know yet how to count from 1 to 100 but he knows how to integrate math and numbers in daily life. He mastered his 1:1 correspondence early on and now he’s learning how to count beyond ten. I was surprised the first time I heard him counting from 11 and up. I didn’t introduced that to him yet but he already knows. It’s like self taught, but I was thinking that he might have learned it from his brother. And because he might be in a sensitive period on number now, I decided to give him a few exercises to recognize and name numbers from 11 to 20, and understanding what those numbers represent in quantity.
Monday, March 6, 2017
I love Montessori math materials. They are so engaging and well thought of that the child can easily absorb concepts and retain what is learned. Take for example this Number Rods which I recently introduced to Vito. We are mostly using counters in our math activities, it’s more abstract and quantitative. With Number Rods, counting here is more linear and sequential. My goal was for Vito to learn:
- how to sequence ‘one’ to ‘ten’ (they form a staircase)
- to understand the value of each number
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thank goodness January is almost over! I really don’t like January, it’s that time of the year where we get to experience the worst weather condition. Fortunately, we have fair weather this year, it’s actually warm! But, I am so looking forward to spring now, and I can’t wait for all these gloomy days to be over. And speaking of spring, this month, I’ll start adding “spring” activities into our homeschool activities. We will be using traditional Montessori materials for most part and in some, we’ll have themed activities. Hope you like what I prepared for Vito for this month.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Vito is 38 months old.
This is a Montessori math activity on teaching the child about quantities from 1 through 9. We’ve worked on this since last year (starting from 1 to 5) and has been doing a lot of extensions. This is a simple presentation of the work and I’m sharing some of the extensions we’re working on as well.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
So the other day, I was tidying up my storage shelf and Vito saw our Hundred Board. He immediately took it out and excitedly said “Oh numbers! Let’s count!” and that’s what we basically did for the past few days.
Friday, September 30, 2016
I am so excited to share with you the fun preschool math activities I prepared for Vito! He saw me printing these materials and he kept on asking if we can play. Of course we did! We started using a few of these materials and will share his progress in the days to come. For now, allow me to present to you our adorable and cute learning materials for the month of October.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Vito is 34 months.
“Cards and Counters” is a Montessori math activity that introduces the child to the units of quantity. This is to reinforce the sequence in numbers (one to ten) and to give the child a visual experience of quantity.
Vito loves to count. He counts pictures, objects and anything that interests him. So for his preschool math, I decided to give him a jumpstart on cards and counters. Take a look at the different ways we explore counting using Autumn-themed objects.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
This week, Vito and I are exploring beginning letter sounds through objects we can find at home. This is very similar to the Alphabet Sort Montessori Inspired activity, but in our case we are not sorting the objects yet. What Vito and I are doing is to just name or identify the objects and match them to our control sheet.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, September 17, 2015
So without further ado, here’s Mavi’s presentation of how we use the golden beads in learning the decimal system.
Units, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands
Here’s a short presentation which Mavi and I created on how to use the materials in introducing units, tens, hundreds and thousands.
Amazing blogs involved in the 12 Months of Montessori Learning
Sunday, July 19, 2015
To those who are interested, I recorded Mavi’s work a few weeks ago on Montessori multiplication using the bead board. We do it occasionally for practice. Whenever he does the bead board, he followed this work with multiplication using the bead bars. Please use the video below as your reference in case you wanted to try this at home.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Reading and Writing Time
Using my latest clock nomenclature cards and workbooks, we reviewed how to read and write the time, compare the difference between analogue and digital clocks and the relevance of time in our lives.
Clock Nomenclature Cards are from here. You can get the learning clock from here.
We then moved on to our workbooks for more practice on writing time. Have I mentioned before that Mavi enjoys using workbooks?? Oh yes he does!
Learning AM and PM
In addition, I asked him to make a record of his daily routine. Like, what time does he wakes up, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner… till he sleeps. He’s very excited about this! I can’t wait to see that routine record and share it with you.
Other Clock and Time Activities
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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Our next math adventure would be all about clocks and I made these materials for Mavi. You can have your own copy too! Visit our shop and choose any of these.
Each file has:
- 12 hour clocks
- 12 half past hour clocks
- 12 quarter past clocks
- 12 quarter to clocks
More printable and learning resources from The Pinay Homeschooler Shop!
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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- 25 Math Games for Kids from Study at Home Mama
- Ladybug Love Activities from A Kinder Gartens Vintage Homeschool
- Nautical Math Pack (activities) from Year Round Homeschooling
- DIY Math Peg Board from Child Led Life
- Fraction Activities w/ Printables from Every Star Is Different
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Sunday, May 10, 2015
We are currently using this multiplication booklets using our Montessori Multiplication Bead Board. There are three booklets:
Book 1: Provides multiplication tables for the numbers 1-10 with multiplier in numerical order
Book 2: Provides multiplication tables for the numbers 1-10 with multiplier in random order
Book 3: Random multiplication equations
Monday, May 4, 2015
I created these booklets a long long time ago, when Mavi was just around 4 yrs old and beginning to learn basic arithmetic. Unfortunately, I changed laptops so I was not able to share these and thought that I lost my files! Good thing Husband recovered it for me, so I’m able to share this with you.
We didn’t use this because Mavi wanted to use the workbooks we got from Singapore. But I know some of you wanted to have a copy of this one so I am sharing it. Click the image or follow the link below to see how you can download this for FREE!!
FREE Subtraction Booklets
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Spring break has given us enough time to work on our multiplication. The next thing we did after introducing multiplication using counters was doing the arithmetic using multiplication bead board.
To know more about these materials and how to use it, here are some resources I collected for you:
I made multiplication strips for Mavi to work on. This is similar to the one mentioned in my resources except that I edited the fonts to fit my paper size.
I followed the presentation based on the Info Montessori and demonstrated it on Mavi. When it’s his time to do the work, Mavi chose the table of 6 (his age!). He loved putting the beads in the hole, though at times, it slips through his fingers as they seem to be tiny. How I wish the beads were a bit bigger! As he worked on the table, I told him to mark the last count of the beads so he wouldn’t need to count from 1 again. Say, he’s currently at 6 x 4 = 24. So that’s 24 beads already. Moving to 6 x 5, he doesn’t have to count all over again from the first bead. All he has to do is add 6 to the last count or mark, that is 24. Bless his heart, he was counting from 1 everytime he moves on to the next multiplier LOL.
Again, I pointed out that multiplication is adding similar numbers. So adding a multiplicand to the last count is a much faster way of doing it.
Now, for the work strips, I printed them out and glue them on a yellow cardstock. Mavi loved how beautiful they turned out. As an extension, I also showed Mavi how the table of 6 works when laid out using the decanomial beads. The laying out of beads was a hit! Mavi was hooked. Too bad though, we didn’t get to finish the work because Vito was already awake and wants attention. (PS. We don’t do bead works whenever Vito’s around. He still mouths objects)
And that’s about it! How wonderful this method of learning is! So hands-on and visual! We will work on the rest of the multiplication table both in bead board and decanomial beads one at a time. Anyway, this is just to expose Mavi to multiplication. Once we’re done with all the tables, we’ll start division and it’s going to be even more exciting!
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