Intro to Math, by Montessorium
- fine motor skills
- applying information
- problem solving
Key Standards Supported
Counting And Cardinality
|K.CC: Compare Numbers.|
|K.CC.7||Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.|
|Know Number Names And The Count Sequence.|
|K.CC.3||Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).|
Measurement And Data
|K.MD: Describe And Compare Measurable Attributes.|
|K.MD.2||Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.|
ProsAmazing combinations of colors, visuals, and sounds help kids learn numbers in engaging ways.
ConsNo cons, although this app might benefit by including more about zero and an intro to basic addition and subtraction.
Bottom LineVirtual Montessori-style tools help kids understand foundational number concepts.
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The orderly activties are placed in a beautifully designed app, and provide just enough challenge to keep very young kids engaged in learning numbers 0 to 9.
Intro to Math combines highly regarded teaching methods and simple, colorful virtual tools with a variety of interactive activities for a solid learning experience.
Clear verbal instructions lead kids through each activity, and visual and musical clues offer guidance and hints. Choose from multiple languages for instructions.
Intro to Math, by Montessorium uses Montessori sensorial and math manipulatives -- Red Rods, Number Rods, Sandpaper Numbers, and more -- to introduce kids to concepts that help them understand and write numbers 0-9. Audio narration leads kids through each activity, and visual clues offer guidance and hints. Kids trace numerals, count dots, stack bars of different lengths, and more. The app presents lessons in a variety of ways, maximizing the chances that kids will click with at least one presentation of each concept: The number three for example, may be represented by the numeral 3, three dots, or a stick with three segments. Kids move the items around and place them in various orders. Eventually the different representations of the numbers are mixed and integrated with one another. Activities promote learning numbers and counting through play and repetition.Read More Read Less
Kids can learn to recognize, write, and understand numbers 0 to 9 with Intro to Math, by Montessorium. They also learn counting, quantities, measurement, even and odd numbers, and sequencing. As kids interact with the objects onscreen, they experience virtual Montessori math lessons that infuse learning about numbers with key mathematical concepts, such as spatial relations, measurement, units, and odd/even numbers. With the Montessori approach, kids can try multiple ways of connecting abstract math concepts to real-world examples. They also develop thinking and reasoning skills as they progress through each activity. Intro to Math, by Montessorium combines highly regarded teaching methods with an engaging app design for a solid learning experience.Read More Read Less
Intro to Math, by Montessorium may be a good app to use with your entire class to introduce specific concepts -- such as linear measurement or even and odd numbers -- in a visual, interactive way. Because the verbal directions are extremely simple and clear, this is also an excellent practice app for kids to explore on their own, especially after working with hands-on manipulatives, such as a real set of number rods or sandpaper numbers. Also, consider suggesting this app to parents as an example of a quality early math app they could use at home with their preschoolers.Read More Read Less
See How Teachers Are Using Intro to Math, by Montessorium
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- Simple math app that teaches counting skills and number writing.susan19648
McKinley Elementary School
Beaverton, OR1February 26, 2014