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Mathematics - Primary Curriculum

At the Guelph Montessori School, the child builds an understanding of numbers using concrete materials:

  • Number Rods
  • Beads
  • Cubes
  • Number Cards

The children combine, separate, share, count, and compare these concrete materials. Building on this foundation, we guide each child to more abstract mathematical constructions:

  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Arithmetic games

All of the math exercises help the child to an internal grasp of basic mathematical concepts and processes. At this age the children have an extreme sense of order; all of them find mathematics simple, enjoyable, and satisfying.