CASA DEI BAMBINI
All mathematics activities are designed to develop the child's mathematical mind. With the use of manipulative unique montessori materials, the child is introduced to number recognition, numeration, decimal system, linear and skip counting, mathematrical operations and other concepts.
The child is free to manipulate the self-correcting mathematics materials at his own pace. Learning begins with the child's use of manipulative materials such as numerical rods, counters, sandpaper numerals, golden beads; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strip boards; fraction skittles and many other manipulative math materials. These mathematical concepts introduced sequentially through hands-on mathematics materials allow the child to move easily from concrete into the abstract level of logical reasoning. Thus, when the child reaches 6 years old, he has a solid knowledge of mathematics allowing him to move towards abstraction as he moves into the elementary years.