What are Montessori Math Materials?

Montessori math materials introduce mathematical concepts in order of concrete to abstract; starting with tactile impressions of quantities and progressing to memorization.

Math materials in Montessori classrooms are effective at helping children understand important math concepts. The hands-on nature of the materials encourages a deep understanding of quantities and their relationships.

Characteristics of Montessori math materials: – control of error – pleasing to look at – consistent – move from concrete to abstract – move from simple to complex – made for children to manipulate – designed for a specific function

Click below for a list and explanation of all the Montessori math materials!