If you are wanting to teach homeschool Montessori Math, then brace yourself for all of the hands-on fun! Many homeschool moms find that Montessori homeschool can be a daunting method. There is a misconception that all of the materials need to be purchased and the cost can really add up.
To be honest, The Montessori Method couldn’t be easier to do at home nowadays. In this post, I will show you a sample lesson with the best Montessori addition printable worksheet, as well as show you how easy it is to bring Montessori to your home.
We have been using The Montessori Method in our homeschool for years now, and I would love to share with you this information. The lesson below is for ages 3-6, and there are extensions available to make this material more challenging. Let’s get started.
Please remember to visit our resources hub for Montessori Curriculum 3-6 activities and lessons ! It is full of wonderful hands-on ideas for you to use at home.
Montessori at Home
Montessori Math lessons in the Montessori curriculum 3-6 is easier than you think. You just need to know what to introduce and the sequence. For example, you will definitely want to introduce addition before subtraction, etc.
You might be asking yourself on where to find this information. I have the answer! Get our Montessori curriculum free HERE. It is a great and super helpful Montessori curriculum 3-6 PDF that you can get and go from there.
Montessori Books and Resources
If you are looking for help in terms of the Montessori curriculum PDF for Math addition and more, I want to recommend my Math bundle. You will love it because it has many Math printable activities to make your life a lot easier.
It includes lessons like the Montessori addition strip board printable, which keeps you from actually having to buy it! Yay! And if you want to go beyond the preliminary activities in Montessori Mathematics and other subjects, I want you to look at our planner + ebook bundle.
It is a wonderful Montessori at home resource that is getting homeschool parents and teachers confident enough to be prepared and organized. It is a great overview of the process and will be a game-changer for you!
Here are 3 of our favorite Montessori books for parents to look through, if they want to do Montessori at home.
Here are a few great Montessori Math manipulatives to use in this lesson and your Montessori Math curriculum.
The Best Montessori Addition Printable Worksheet for every Boy and Girl
Montessori Math materials needed (the first three are provided in the free printable) for these particular Montessori Math activities:
- Addition facts sheet printable (get these Montessori Math worksheets at the end of this post)
- Digits (1-18)
- Plus (+) and Equal (=) signs
- Montessori Beads (about 20) and 2 small containers to hold beads
- Sheet protector
- Dry erase markers or dry erase crayons
Montessori Lesson Plans for Math Addition
The Montessori printables with addition facts is a set of nine rows. For this lesson, we are using the addition facts using the numeral four. This is the setup.
The first addition fact is 4+5=___.
- – We take the numeral four and the numeral five and place them by the plus and equal signs.
- – The Montessori beads containers are placed above the numerals.
- – Next, we count the correct number of beads and place inside each container (four beads in the first container and five in the second container).
- – We add the beads from both containers and place the correct answer to complete the addition fact (see picture below).
- – Finally, we write the answer on the addition facts sheet using a dry erase marker or dry erase crayon.
Here is another example. This time, we are using 4+8=12.
- – Put the numerals and Montessori Math beads back and start over with the next addition fact.
- – Continue until the entire addition facts sheet is filled out.
I helped my son with the first two addition problems and then just sat nearby and let him finish up on his own. When he was done, we went over the answers together.
Additional Montessori Maths Activities
This is a super idea that will save you time and materials. Plus, it will give your lessons a fun and unique twist. Do this if you use this more than once. If your children can write numbers well, then they can use the sheet protector and the dry erase markers (or dry erase crayons).
If they can’t write numbers well yet; they can use the numbers in the printable below. I have included instructions to help you make your own version of Montessori Addition Facts (1-9) at home. These are the four printable sheets. There is also an answers sheet. They are shaded in a light gray (to distinguish them easily, but it won’t deplete your ink cartridge because the shade is light). Cut all these squares individually.
These are the two strip sheets. Please be careful with these. DO NOT cut each square individually.
You will see arrows running down each column. You cut down each column so you have strips with the same digit running down it. Look at the two pictures below before you start cutting so you see what they are supposed to look like.
This (see below) is how the strips will be placed over the Addition Facts Sheet. Pick one set that you want to work on and place it over the Addition Facts Sheet.
That was easy and quick. Now we are ready to begin. This is the setup for the activity. Beautiful.
I decided to use chickpeas instead of beads. If you don’t have beads, you can use chickpeas, marbles, beans, Cheerios, blueberries, buttons, you name it. Just be sure and keep an alert eye on your children as they work on this as these tiny items can be choking hazards.
Steps after setup:
- Place a strip over the far left column over the Addition Facts Sheet.
- Point out what the first addition problems that you will be working on. In this case, it is 1+2= ____.
- Place a 1 below the first bowl and a 2 below the second bowl to match the addition problem on the Addition Facts Sheet.
- Count the right number of beads and place in first bowl. In this case, 1.
- Count the right number of beads and place in second bowl. In this case, 2.
- Count all beads together (add) and place an answer square next to the equal sign. In this case, the answer is 3.
- Place another answer square (3) on the last space on the Addition Facts Sheet. It will look like the picture below.
Math Montessori Curriculum Free Download for Addition
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