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Mathematics - Elementary Curriculum

The mathematics curriculum allows the child to explore and discover new concepts through a "hands on" approach. Each concept is presented with materials that allow the child to experience a concept several ways:

  • in visual form
  • in tactile form

The child works with the Montessori material to allow him or her to move towards the process of abstraction. All mathematical concepts are presented in this way, for example:

  • reading numbers
  • fractions
  • squaring of binomials

The Montessori child feels as though math is a puzzle to figure out and approaches Mathematics without hesitation. The child is given the "keys" to unlock the mysteries of the mathematical world.