Hi, My name is Jennifer and usually you can find me writing at Naniheart, however today I am happy to be guest blogging for the first time ever, with the ladies from Montessori on a Budget!!!! Thank you for having me, it's quite an honor :)
My daughter, Princess (5), has been on a Mathematical SPREE! I for one am thrilled with this. For the last month or so all I've been doing is coming up with Math games. She has recently mastered the Introduction to Addition game I created, so I decided to make these, to teach simple subtraction!
* Beads (or any other small object. Buttons, marbles, etc. would work as well)
* Card stock (or just any kind of paper you have handy)
* Small containers (I got these at the dollar store, but you could use anything else as long as it has a lid. Baby food jars were my first choice but I didn't have any available.)
* Number stickers (or sharpie)
I placed number stickers on each lid, filled the corresponding tub with that many beads. I also wrote SIMPLE equations on card stock paper, and placed them in each tub.I chose gray beads because I will be making the Montessori subtraction snake game with gray beads (very soon, so stay tuned!!) :)
I hope you enjoyed our simple, and fun way to do some hands on subtraction!
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