In order to fully develop the developing mathematical mind of a child, Montessori teachers break down each activity into logical and sequential steps. The activities heighten the child’s awareness of mathematical relationships in the natural world. This helps the child gain independence as well as provide for indirect preparation for higher level mathematics.
- Number systems
- Making calculations
- Estimation and patterns
- Precision and exactness by learning to measure out drops of water or plant food
- Similarities and differences
- Working collaboratively and discovering relationships