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Doing big math with the Montessori Checkerboard
My lower elementary students know that the Montessori Checkerboard is my favorite lower elementary Montessori material. The Checkerboard is used for multiplication. It is a BIG work that leaves quite an impression on a young child.

Before using the Checkerboard, the child has been introduced to basic operations and hierarchical materials through the use of the Golden Bead Material, the Bead Cabinet, basic operation Finger Charts, Bead Frames and the Montessori Hierarchical Material. The Montessori Checkerboard reinforces those concepts with a new way of presenting the information, while at the same time allowing the child to increase his knowledge and skill level.

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A Montessori Approach to Parent Night: Tips For Community Building and Sharing Curriculum

Montessori teachers are not used to standing up in front of a group and lecturing. Yet, often that is exactly what we find ourselves doing...

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