Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind Course (online)

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Teach math to young children in a logical, step-by-step, engaging process

Fall Course Starts ~ October 12, 2016
Winter Course Starts ~ January 23, 2017
Spring Course Starts ~ April 24, 2017

 

 

What You Learn in the Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind Course:

  • How to teach your child the fundamentals of math in a hands-on manner
  • How to teach children, not only how to count, but subtract, divide and multiply
  • The natural order and sequence that your child learns math
  • Keys to teaching math to older children
  • Everything you need to understand how a child learns math

The Early Years are Critical for the Young Child to Master Math

If you want to ensure that your child masters the fundamentals of mathematics, come join Age of Montessori’s Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind online course.

For Teachers, Daycare Providers and Early Childhood Educators

This course will show you how easy it is, in a logical, step-by-step process, to teach your child (or your entire class) the fundamentals of math in a hands-on manner. We will show you how to teach numeration from 1-10, the basics of our base ten decimal system (1-10-100-1000), along with place value and the functions of the four operations, +, -, x and ÷. We proceed to show you linear counting and easy ways for your child to begin to memorize his tables.

You will see the beautiful Montessori materials for early math, but more importantly, you will see the sequence and the importance of isolating one difficulty at a time as you are helping your child build his understanding and skills. Once you understand the steps on the path, you can lead your child through the basic sequence whether you have the materials or not.

Don’t let current confusion over how to teach math make it more difficult than it needs to be! When learning is clear, hands-on and fun, children make amazing progress. And the icing on the cake is to hear them say, “I love math!”

 6 Week Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction and How to Work in Your online course

The course is designed to be highly interactive, so you will be reading, watching videos, and discussing what you are learning online. You will experience the following features throughout the course:

  • Information about what to do in each unit
  • Online and offline text to read
  • Online video excerpts to watch
  • Assignments to be submitted online for evaluation.
  • Forum discussions, which allow you to have living, dynamic dialogue with others about the unit topics.

Unit 2: Why We Teach Math to Young Children

Math is one of the four great avenues of learning. The scope of helping the child develop his abilities in mathematics is a task made joyful by Montessori.

In Unit 2, we greet you with a warm welcome video from Course Director, Mary Ellen Maunz. We invite you to learn the fundamentals of math as a universal language. You will read a Montessori introduction to math and have the opportunity to watch two video presentations on Why We Teach Math to Young Children.

You will also begin dialoguing in the Forums with your instructor and fellow students. Other students will have the opportunity to read what you have posted and begin discussions. We hope you enjoy this enlivening experience!

Unit 3: Overview of the Math Avenue for Early Childhood

In Unit 3, we invite you to learn about the structure and organization of the Math Avenue as well as the philosophy behind its use. You will discover the order and sequence by which Montessori Math is taught to young children and view precious video footage of Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, direct student and friend of Maria Montessori, which you will really enjoy!

Unit 4: Counting from 1-10 and the Decimal System

In Unit 4, you will explore how the young child learns the quantity-symbol associations inherent in all mathematics. You will also discover the process and materials that are used to teach counting from 1-10 as well as the decimal system.

Unit 5: Teens, Tens and Hundreds and On to Memorization

In Unit 5, we invite you to learn how the young child moves from the decimal system to understanding and writing tens, teens and hundreds. You will also explore how memorization and the passage to abstraction advance the early preparation of the mathematical mind.

Unit 6: Teaching Math to Older Children

In Unit 6, you will learn about successful methods of teaching math to older children. You are invited to watch Stand and Deliver, a true story about a high school teacher who managed to motivate a group of struggling students to attempt one of the greatest academic challenges a high school student can undertake.

 

We are pleased to welcome you on this journey of the early preparation of the mathematical mind for the young child. Maria Montessori’s profound understanding combined with the expertise of Mary Ellen Maunz provides us with a clear and sure path to follow. We know this information will prove of practical use to you.

Fall Course Starts ~ October 12, 2016
Winter Course Starts ~ January 9, 2017
Spring Course Starts ~ April 24, 2017

Order Form

Price –  Course value:  $599

StarSpecial offer:  $385

 

After purchasing, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you need to access the Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind Course, materials and forum.

 

Contact Us to Answer Your Questions! 406-284-2160

 

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