There are many Montessori math materials that assist the children with memorizing their math facts such as the Addition Strip Board, Multiplication Charts, and Subtraction Strip Board. Math Booklets are used with the math materials to ensure the child works through all the possible equations for each operation. Instead of keeping the equations in booklet form, some children enjoy making a Montessori math chart.
1. Materials required:
2. Have the child complete the math booklets and cut them out.
3. Create the color chart using the construction paper.
Using 2 or 3 pieces of construction paper (depending on the size), tape the short ends together to create a long rectangular chart. If you are using our Math Booklets, then your color construction chart will need to be approximately 25" x 6" (depending on how much decoration/embellishment your child wants to do). Trim the chart to the approx. size you need.
4. Glue the math booklet pages on to the color chart.
When the papers are glued in the correct order and in alignment from left to right, it's visually appealing to see the numbers growing in succession.
5. Make a cord to tie the rolled up chart with.
Transporting charts home from school (or storing them) can be tricky. A good method of keeping the chart in relatively good shape for transport is to roll it up and make a cord to tie around it. Using tape will only tear the paper, and possibly ruin the child's work, using a rubber band isn't very attractive. You can learn how to make a cord here.