I’ve only put out a bit of Fall material. We’ve been spending hours outside enjoying Fall and picking and drying gorgeous leaves though.

Cards and counters using acrylic pumpkins. We did this last year. These are for J-jo as a Mommy-and-J-jo work.

Completed work.

One to one correspondence of pumpkins. These are larger than the ones in the cards and counters.

Counting pumpkins after rolling the Education Cube.

Using a number line to see relationships between numbers. If you are at 10 and want to go to 7, how many jumps? Or, if you are at 3 and want to go to 9? We will be spending more time doing work like this. I need to make her little cards to go with it to make it an independent choice.

The stamp game comes out almost every day. She’s done addition and subtraction, both static and dynamic, and I’ll soon be introducing multiplication. I recently read that it is important to word the problems as a number taken X times. For example 2×3 would be worded 2 taken 3 times, and not 2 times 3. When you think of how the child takes the tiles from the compartments, that wording makes more sense. I will be presenting multiplication with the golden beads first to make it more concrete, then returning to the stamp game.

Hmm interesting about the wording of multiplication sums. But I'm curious, if you teach the kids '2 taken 3 times' would they have problems understanding in school or maybe in their everyday life, where the term '2 times 3' is mostly used?

I think, once the child understands the idea of multiplication it wouldn't be a hard switch to understand the other wording. That said,I do not know much about Montessori at the elementary level so do not know if the other wording is maybe brought up at that level. I would have to do more reading about it. However, I am not worried in our situation since Bear is homeschooled and grasps things easily. I can see that for her the "taken X times" will be easier to understand and grasp.

I don't know about "the taken" part. Anna seems to grasp multiplication intuitively just as a natural extension of addition. I got the book by Loren Leedy 2×2=Boo at the library book sale, and she taught herself multiplication up to 5 from that book.

We have those same pumpkins in our sensory bin; Wheels loves them!

Of course I love all of these hands-on number ideas. I also like 2 taken 3 times. I've always tried to emphasize the groups when doing multiplication. It's so important for children to understand concrete manipulation of numbers rather than just counting and memorization! Love all of it. :)jeannine:waddleeahchaa.co

great math materials and incorporating fall. I find math and sensorial the hardest to theme relate

great math materials and incorporating fall. I find math and sensorial the hardest to theme relate

I love your math fall activites!!… I totally freak out about multiplication, not to presented… but sometimes I ask myself if it not "demasiadas cosas al mismo tiempo"… nada ese es mi rollo mental!!lol… But Bear it's doing sooooo Great!!! There you go girl!!! Hugs!!