Montessori math at home – use whatever you have as counters and your child who can count and has interest can start early math.
V wanted to do her 10s so we set up a chart for her and away she went.
The chart basically is 9 lines across and then a line down the third and then a fold on the last third (equals) part.
Each line then adds up to 10.
Start with 9 counters on the left, 1 on the right and then the kiddo moves one counter at a time. Each time writing right to left what they have in each column.
9 + 1 = 10
8 + 2 = 10
7 + 3 = 10
and so forth.
If you accidentally lose a cashew, perhaps you can do your nine tables next Really though, keep your child’s interest and lead in mind and you likely will be doing the right thing. While we did this last week, she hasn’t asked since – she’ll go back again likely and do it for days straight to do the same one and we’ll slowly modify it to her interest and learning.
You can also do this with subtraction once your child is ready.