The
mathematics curriculum is presented with concrete materials, which reveal
arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic connections. Work with the Montessori
mathematics materials ensures that mathematics is not simply memorized, but
understood. These concrete materials help the student transition into
working mathematical concepts abstractly. The children’s knowledge of the
decimal system is extended as they explore its quantities & qualities.
Students practice operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and
division. Number hierarchy, fractions, decimals, negative numbers, squaring
& cubing are studied. Throughout math work, what is learned is continuously
applied to daily situations. Elementary students continue exploring geometry
on a sensorial level. Students gain a strong understanding of fundamental
geometric concepts through consecutive lessons with Montessori materials. Students gradually begin to study geometry abstractly. Students begin with a
study of congruency, similarity, equivalence, and fractions which prepare
them for later area and theorem work. The study of lines, measurement of
angles and the construction of geometric figures is also introduced.
