Math/Science Program (Tues/Thurs)
Our Math program is a beautiful combination of Montessori and Waldorf learning concepts. Montessori math manipulatives will be introduced to learn various math concepts. Depending on the child's level, the Montessori K-3 curriculum includes number recognition, decimal system, geometry, four operations of math: addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. Waldorf's beautiful math fairy tales and art projects help children create and solve their own word problems, building a strong foundation for future Algebra concepts.
Woodworking and Math: The children enjoy monthly woodworking projects including projects they design on their own. Woodworking allows the children to apply their math skills in a creative way.
Math Games: The children learn a variety of fun games to further develop their math skills. Games include: checkers, chess, backgammon, monopoly, chutes and ladders, mancala, cooperative yoga board games, Sleeping Queens etc.
Science: Science projects are also implemented into our Math program. Fun and practical science projects such as making volcanos, lava lamp, handmade lip balm and soaps allows students to apply math in a meaningful way.
The following are some of the materials and concepts that are covered in the program:
Golden Bead Materials
Learning the amount of tens units
Understanding Quantities from 1 to 10,000
Association of Quantity and Numerals
Four Operations - Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction and Division
Operations with the Stamp Game
Bead Bars - used for multiplication and division
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