Activities are presented sequentially, and available to all children when they are ready, irrelevant of chronological age. Regular use of the Montessori math materials gives children exposure to concrete representations of abstract concepts, and an introduction to the decimal system.
All children will practice:
- Memorizing number names and the sequence of counting
- Counting and comparing objects up to 10
- Understanding teens as made up of tens and units
- Recognizing basic geometric shapes and solid figures
- Understanding linear comparisons (long/short, thick/thin, tall/short)
In kindergarten, children will also work on:
- Counting and comparing objects up to 20
- Creating patterns, classifying objects, estimating, tallying, and graphing
- Performing simple math operations in addition and subtraction
- Skip counting in 10’s
- Telling time to the half-hour
- Recognizing penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
By the time they complete the MVMS kindergarten program, many students will have a solid understanding of numbers to 100 and some will grasp concepts far beyond.