Category Archives: math

Fun with Geogegbra

The Middle School math students began using Geogebra today. Geogebra is an online tool that uses geometry, algebra, graphing, and more to help increase mathematical literacy by presenting these concepts in an engaging, visual manner. Kadriye Walsh, our new Middle School math instructor, … Continue reading

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Working on Mathematics Skills in Upper Elementary

Our Upper Elementary students have been honing their Mathematics skills in a variety of ways, including challenging word problems that target specific critical thinking skills, iPad apps for memorization of Math facts, and self-guided workbooks. Montessori manipulatives also provide variety and excitement. This … Continue reading

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Playing Math Games in Upper Elementary

Math is fun! That’s what Upper Elementary students are learning as they work on their Mathematics skills using several games. These games work on drilling skills like multiplication and division while making the experience more enjoyable for the students. Ask … Continue reading

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Practical Applications for Math

“When will we ever use this?” is a question that all Math teachers often hear. Our Grade 7 Pre-Algebra students have been learning about ratios, proportions, and similar figures. They put their knowledge into practice by using “indirect measurement” to find the height … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into Lower Elementary’s Work Period

Students in Lower Elementary have been delving deeper into the Albanesi Mathematics Curriculum over the past week, as well as continuing their work with Ingrid on growing their own succulent plants. We’ve also been working hard on time management skills, … Continue reading

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Getting Into the Swing of Things in Lower Elementary

Now that we’re on our fourth week of the school year, students in Lower Elementary (both new and returning) have begun working with some of the traditional Montessori materials that they will be revisiting throughout their entire time in our … Continue reading

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Montessori Mathematics in Upper Elementary

“Great creations come from the mathematical mind, so we must always consider all that is mathematical as a means of mental development. It is certain that mathematics organises the abstract path of the mind, so we must offer it at … Continue reading

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Multiple algorithms in Upper Elementary Math

As students practice and master math concepts that they first learned using the Montessori manipulatives, they transition to solving problems on paper alone. This is called the Passage to Abstraction. Montessori materials help children intuitively understand what they are doing when … Continue reading

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Deductive Reasoning and Puzzle Solving

Middle School Math students in Marcia’s classes got a wonderful treat last week. Dr. Jeff Wanko visited the classroom and gave a presentation on deductive reasoning and puzzle solving. Dr. Wanko is the chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Miami … Continue reading

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Snapshots from Lower Elementary

We’ve had such a smooth transition into fall in Lower Elementary over the past few weeks. All of our students are now fully immersed in some of the topics and activities that they will be learning about and working on all … Continue reading

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