Montessori Mathematics Materials
There are many different math materials to choose from, but the most common materials, and the ones you see throughout multiple levels of Montessori learning, are the bead chain (bead cabinet), arithmetic boards or charts, and bead frames. BEAD CHAINS – Bead chains are ubiquitous in the Montessori learning environment.
The Montessori math materials provide years of hands-on learning for the Montessori child. After three years in the classroom, most children will have a solid foundation of quantity, place value, and the mathematical operations. They are ready to move on to elementary and the wider world of math!