tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4387840263210771184.post5872800445377509874..comments2014-06-16T12:15:36.403-07:00Comments on The Moveable Alphabet: Math, Math, MathSusan Y. Dyerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08054869483135525771noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4387840263210771184.post-81454926204035817812009-03-14T06:54:00.000-07:002009-03-14T06:54:00.000-07:00I do the teen and ten boards, the colored bead bar...I do the teen and ten boards, the colored bead bars and then onto the small number rods (+) but I pair addition and multiplication, subtraction and division. So my older four years olds may use the multiplication bead bars as it is easy for them as they recognize the quantity for each color. I think that if you go on-line and google Montessori albums you will come up with a few on-line albums. Also, Montessori by Hand (Sew Liberated's old site) you can join her yahoo group and she has her albums available. So you can download her AMI math album and see her index for the order of presentations.<BR/><BR/>Also, I always remember a trainer at a refresher coarse saying "Follow the child not the materials." If a child is interested and ready don't hesitate because he did not have this lesson or that lesson first. You can return to this "earlier" lesson later telling the child that you think that the work will help him/her do better at this other "later" work.<BR/><BR/>Again, google Montessori By Hands Montessori Albums. <BR/><BR/>Big questions - little answers...sorry. Hope I have pointed you in the right direction.<BR/><BR/>Susan Dyer<BR/>The Moveable AlphabetSusan Y. Dyerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08054869483135525771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4387840263210771184.post-49999436264345575092009-03-13T18:22:00.000-07:002009-03-13T18:22:00.000-07:00I am very impressed actually seeing the pictures a...I am very impressed actually seeing the pictures and reading your descriptions of what the children are doing in math. My kids are way behind in that category, I think! It is mostly because I don't have the materials right now, and I am hesitating to make them because I would rather buy...the math materials are so beautiful! <BR/><BR/>My question for you is regarding the order of math presentations. I got a hint from this post, but want to double check. Do you progress from the simple number work (number rods, spindle boxes, numbers and counters) to the teens and tens boards, and then on to the colored bead bars and addition work...I have seen different orders of math presentation, and I am confused. When do you introduce the Golden Bead material? Does it really matter the order of some of the lessons?Hannahhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08155397671949446834noreply@blogger.com