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  1. Homeschool @ sg
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    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?

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  2. The girl who painted
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    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.

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  3. Raising a Happy Chil
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    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.

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

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  5. hey
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    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

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  6. Jessie (montessorimo
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    great math materials and incorporating fall. I find math and sensorial the hardest to theme relate

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  7. Jessie (montessorimom22.blogspot.com)
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    great math materials and incorporating fall. I find math and sensorial the hardest to theme relate

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  8. Karen
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    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!!

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