NAMC montessori preschool math materials spindle box numbers and counters
This year long series looks at the experiences of teachers, parents, students, and Montessori education itself, as we follow a student through his first year at a Montessori Preschool. The Montessori Insights and Reflections of a Preschool Student’s First Year is a collection of useful stories, tips, and information that have arisen from one real student's Montessori journey.

Jordan’s Experience with Numbers and Counters
Jordan has grown leaps and bounds since he began Montessori preschool/kindergarten in September, and it is interesting to reflect back on his journey. Once Jordan had mastered the Number Rods and could correctly pair each rod together with the corresponding numeral, I introduced him to the Spindle Boxes. The numbers on the box are fixed yet the quantity is free moving, which definitely provided a greater challenge.

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