"Nothing goes into the mind that does not first go through the hands"
It is a basic fundamental of applying the Montessori method to make learning interactive and fun for kids.
How can Montessori help children to learn math effectively?
Let us use the Arithmetic Add Subtract Board as an example of how additional and subtraction is taught using the Montessori method.
Product used  Arithmetic Add Subtract Board
 A board divided into squares (each 2cm x 2cm) across from left to right and 11 squares from top to bottom. The topmost squares are numbered 1 to 18; from 1 to 10 in red and from 11 to 18 are in blue. There is a red line that divides the board vertically, after the number 10.
 2 sets of strips; one set is blue with symbols 1 to 9. The other set is red, which are subdivided into squares by blue lines. The end square of each strip is marked with the symbol that corresponds to the number of its squares.
Presentation 1



Notes
Be sure to allow the child to state the combination and say out the final result even if he notices the pattern of the answer (2, 3, 4, 5, etc.)
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Direct
To lead the child through all the possible combination in addition. None exist beyond the combination of 9 + 9. The red line vertically dividing the board show up when the addition reaches beyond 10 e.g. in the case of 8 (red) added to 5 (blue), the red line tells us how many went to make up the 10 and how many there are extra and above 10.
It has the same purpose as the little counting cards placed at every ten in the snake game. The red line, similarly to the counting card, teaches us how numbers are split into two sections; one section is for the purpose of completely 10, the other section is the remainder and brings us that much further towards completing another 10. This is the mechanism of addition that must be learned.
Control of Error
The child checks the work with Charts 1 and 2.
Working with Montessori material and techniques manifests a pattern that creates a habit for children to carry over naturally in reading, writing, and math.
Each skill has been developed to interlock one another so that the child will remember.
Montessori help children to learn math effectively by using an approach that values the human spirit as well as the personal development of a child physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively.
Montessori education offers our children opportunities to grow their potential once they step out into the reality as an engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful person having an understanding character with a sense of appreciation for lifelong learning.
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]]>Montessori is an education method focus on independent handson interaction and collaborative learning. During Montessori teaching, kids will have the opportunities to make creative choices, while the teacher conduct fitting activities to direct the process. Children will play in groups as well as individually to discover and explore their creativity to enhance their maximum potential.
Each learning toy placed in a Montessori environment promotes an aspect of the child personal development. It creates a match between the child’s desire passion and the possible activities. Children can acquire different kinds of experience through various activity at their own pace. They can react at any moment to anything that interests them and builds a solid foundation for lifelong learning.
Montessori environments foster the learning of children starting from childbirth.
From newborn till 3 years old it provides an engaging environment for the child to promote trust in their ability and develop confidence in their emerging capabilities. It develops their motor skill, coordination and language skills. It offers opportunities for the child to be independent to do daily tasks.
At the aged of 3 to 6 years, it nurtures the growth of practical independence, persistence, and selfcontrol. Montessori learning comes with a different variety of elements for cultivating sensory perception, literacy, and mathematical knowledge. It provides the kids with opportunities for imaginative exploration, leading to building up their selfconfident and creative expression.
When the child reaches between 6 to 12 years there is the collaborative intellectual exploration for the child to support their development on selfconfidence, imagination, intellectual independence, and selfefficacy.