Ava has been enjoying her Montessori Math journey:) Here she is working with a simple activity of Number Cards & Counters. We made our own number cards and box here. We purchased the red dots (as Ava calls them) here. You can use anything you like for counting. I purchased these because I had a larger order coming and they were inexpensive to include.
The cards are in the box out of sequence so her first job was to lay them out in order. The next was to arrange the "dots" below for the quantity of each card.
Simple yes, but she loved it!!
Looking on very proud of her dot arrangement:)
Counting her dots:)
In the above I removed some of the dots from each column for Ava to replace with the missing number of counters.
This activity was presented to her by arranging the dots in pairs, but it was her choice to to lay them out in a linear formation.
Later we will get into odd & even numbers.
The even numbers all have a friend or a pair.
I'd seen this board used online and decided to make one for Ava. I've not seen them for purchase or download, so thought I would share it with you!
It is very simple! We create the addends with our "dots" and she counted as she slid them into the sum column, then she found the correct number (sum/answer) card .
Later she placed the number card for each addend below the dots and number card in the sum column.
You can use anything you have on hand with the board (or without).
This was fun to do with tiny dollar store plastic apples.
We have a Little Einsteins Bingo game, and we used the large reds chips with Rocket on them for "Rocket Addition":)
I hope the Addition Board will be of use!!
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