Showing posts with label math. Show all posts
Showing posts with label math. Show all posts

## Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Vito currently loves using our Golden Beads material.  We are done with presentation of materials and have worked the layout (Montessori Decimal System with Golden Beads) as well (we will do this again) and now he enjoys playing the Bank Game.

## Wednesday, January 2, 2019

If you love themed activities, you will surely love these winter counting printable activities we have in the shop.  These materials promote hands-on mathematics and enable children to practice writing and do some fine motor skill works.

# Ten Frames

Vito enjoys these “scenic” ten frames as I often call them. Currently, we have 3 different beautiful designs that can go along with any of your winter themes.  Here Vito is working on our kids winter themed ten frames.  He was disappointed that it didn’t snow here last Christmas so I gave him a few snowy themed activities.  There are two types of activities included in our one to ten counting ten frames.

## Monday, November 19, 2018

Enjoy the fun in learning addition with this winter-themed addition clipcards.  Vito is currently obsessed with adding numbers so I made these clipcards  for him to work on, to enrich his skills for addition.  These are so easy to prepare and use.  Below are the recommended manipulatives that you can use to go along with the cards, for hands-on approach in learning addition.

## Monday, October 29, 2018

Can you believe that it’s Christmas time in less than 2 months?  With this holiday season coming, I’d like to share this fun Christmas tree decorating and counting activity.  I made this last year but didn’t make it to the blog and shop.  The boys had so much fun putting “decors” into their tree with playdough.  You might want to check this out.

## Friday, October 19, 2018

I am so excited to share the latest craze in our house lately, the pattern block mats!  I made these printable materials because my boys are totally obsessed with making “pictures” and objects using our pattern blocks (bought from Amazon).  We own this and the magnetic version since Vito was a baby but the boys’ needs keep growing and I decided to provide them with picture mats so they can create not just plain pattern block objects but objects that integrate in beautiful backgrounds for a more imaginative play.  The best thing about this printable is that we can print and reuse them over and over again!

## Sunday, September 23, 2018

It is finally autumn and counting leaves has never been this fun!

## Sunday, September 2, 2018

A few weeks ago, I shared some of the extension works that Vito was doing on the teens and the tens in my Instagram.  We didn’t own the complete set of Sequin Boards so I decided to make our own materials to be able to do more exercises and not be limited by the boards.  I have talked about learning about teens the Montessori way here and in this post.  In this post, I will give you a walk-through of how we learn more about the tens and how we practice counting bigger numbers (from 11 to 100).

## Sunday, August 19, 2018

Help your child understand number bonds with our fun and engaging learning materials.  They are so easy to use and prepare!  These number bond activities will aid your kids and students in understanding the concept of "Parts of a whole", basic addition, basic subtraction, and number recognition.  These will keep your little ones engaged as these learning materials encourage the use of manipulatives which promote hands-on learning and real world experience in object manipulation and counting.

## Sunday, August 12, 2018

We are using Montessori Math albums in our homeschool so our math works revolve mostly on classic Montessori materials.  I also integrate seasonal activities in our learning activities to add some twist.  I got my albums from Montessori Parent and KHT Montessori for early childhood.  These are amazing resources that have helped me understand the order of materials to use and basically how to use them.  We tend to do a lot of extension works, something that are not included in most of these albums.  I share these activities mostly in my Instagram account and hopefully I will have some time to share them here in the blog as well.

Note that this list is for our personal homeschooling only.  It doesn’t reflect what’s in a Montessori classroom.  The list serves as my guide in the subject area and Vito's possible activities this school year.  Although I have a plan and a guide it doesn’t mean that Vito is forced to work on all of these for the next 10 months.  Depending on Vito's interest and progress, we will choose which activity to do and prioritize.

## Saturday, July 7, 2018

Years ago, I made a post about number bonds and how my eldest used it at home to learn basic addition.  And now I’m working with it again with Vito, my almost 5 years old boy.  Months ago, he discovered the joy of adding numbers using his fingers so we started with basic addition using the Montessori Addition board.  He got tired with it quite a bit so I introduced number bonds.

## Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I finally had the time to put this up and share it with you.  It’s a number representation game we played weeks ago while working on our letter S and it’s about feeding the snake. Vito loves this activity and enjoyed the idea of feeding the snake with the matching count or number representation.

## Thursday, March 22, 2018

My son wants to master his multiplication tables, especially for bigger numbers.  We are using both the Chinese/Singapore math (abstraction) method and Montessori when it comes to mastering his mathematical skills. For Montessori, though we have the Multiplication board, Mavi prefers using the colored beads as these keep him engaged and he thinks that they are more “fun”.  With this, I am so excited to share the learning materials we use to aid his mastery of multiplication using extension activities that goes perfectly with the Montessori colored beads.

These learning materials were very helpful, and my son enjoyed working on the extension activities.  The best thing about these learning materials is that they grow with your child and you can print them again and again so your child can practice each multiplication table through the years.

## Tuesday, March 6, 2018

I want to share how much we love these activity cards on 2D shapes that I made last year so Vito and I can practice identifying the shapes of objects that he gets to see almost everyday.  As I mentioned in my Instagram post, before working on these cards, we first looked around the house for objects with shapes of square, triangle, oval, rectangle, and circle.  Then at times, we also play I spy games on shapes and objects, and other times it’s more of “give me something that has a shape of … “.  We had fun doing this!

## Friday, February 2, 2018

Sharing some updates with regard to my elementary boy.  Though it may seem that I’m posting a lot about preschool activities, in the background my 9 years old is doing a lot of work too in math, geography/history, and science.  Now, one of the things he worked on last year was his fractions.  After working fractions and fraction equivalence, Mavi worked on addition and subtraction of fractions.  He did very well on this.  With one simple presentation, he grasped the concept right away, and after which he did a lot of practise using our fraction cut-outs.  Somehow, I find this straightforward, meaning if your child knows about their basic addition and subtraction they can breezily work on this and move on to multiplication of fractions or working with unlike fractions.

## Friday, January 5, 2018

One of the things I love to do is putting some twist on our activities to keep them more engaging and fun for Vito.  Last month, he began reading the time, with Mavi modelling the reading.  Every morning he would wake me up and say “Mom, it’s 8 o’clock” and when I checked it is indeed 8 in the morning!  He finally figured out how to read the clock with the small hand pointing to a number and the longer hand on the 12.  So I grabbed the opportunity to practise clock reading with this penguin clock and time matching printable.  I used this activity with Mavi 5 years ago and now Vito is loving it as well!

## Monday, December 18, 2017

I am so happy to share Vito’s favourite counting activities and materials, our Ten Frames Winter printables!!!  This printable was created out of  pinetree counting sheets which I created last autumn.  It was so popular that I wanted to recreate it and at the same time, include ten frames seen in our dinosaur post which was Vito’s favourite too.  So combining these together, plus a tracing activity of numbers has led me to produce these products!

## Monday, December 11, 2017

We find ourselves working on the Short Bead Chain once again as Mavi reviews his multiplication table.  If you skim through my posts, you will find that we’ve been doing this since Mavi was 5 years old.  Now that he’s older (and wiser!) he finds a deeper meaning in learning the square of a number.

Yes folks, in mathematical terms, the short bead chain materials (and the squares) are used to present the precise squares of a number (2 squared, 4 squared).  Using manipulatives, children can easily grasp the concept and eventually memorize the squares.

## Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We love the 12 Days of Christmas song!  The kids love it so much that we kept on singing it over and over again and always speeding up as we approach the 12th day.  So as part of the kids’ interest, I decided to create these counting cards to go along with the song.  Vito enjoys setting up the counting cards as we sing each of the day.  To share our love for the song, we are sharing the counting cards to you so you can do this activity at home with your kids too! Enjoy!

## Monday, December 4, 2017

We are moving on with our math by introducing new math concepts, one of which is the more or less activity and using the greater than or less than symbol.  To do this, I made use of the holiday season’s symbols so Vito can easily relate and used manipulatives like some Christmas erasers and Montessori beads.

## Saturday, October 21, 2017

We finally get to use our Montessori Geometric Sticks now that Mavi is learning about polygons, triangles and angles.  You can purchase this fantastic learning material at any Montessori shop or in Amazon.  My boys and I are fascinated with this material.  There’s so much we can do with it, from building plane geometric shapes, to letters, and artworks!