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# Geometry

• Lacing wooden geometric shapes (buy here or similar here) is a classic Montessori Sensorial activity. This is also an easy DIY activity to make at home with colored heavy-cardstock (buy here), scissors and a hole…

• Today, we are exploring fractions. My children love LEGO. They are always either working on building LEGO or enjoy playing with it, so we have it out most of the time. Fractions are an…

• Understanding fractions is an incredibly important concept as it forms a basis for later higher math, chemistry, physics, and many practical life activities. When Adrian turned two, we started talking about fractions in the kitchen…

• This Wooden Tangram Puzzle (buy similar here) is an ancient Chinese brain game known to prime children's brains for math. A child will have fun grasping mathematical concepts such as congruency, symmetry, area, perimeter and…

• Today, we are exploring a triangular shape. All triangles have three sides, meaning that the shape is a polygon. If all three sides are of equal length, than it is called an "equilateral" triangle.…

• Today, we are continuing our work with Montessori metal insets (buy here ). For this presentation, I use a regular wooden tray with handles (buy here). (Alternatively, you can purchase a tray specifically designed for Montessori metal insets here.) You…

• Geometric Metal Insets are traditionally part of Montessori language area. The purpose of this material is to prepare a child for future handwriting. The lesson also involves some artistic aspect since the child is creating patterns, using…

• We have been working with numbers lately, and Adrian (at 31 months) is seeing numbers everywhere – even in an ellipse:) Metal Insets are designed to prepare your child for handwriting. Manipulating the insets will strengthen the three-finger…

• Lacing Shapes is very useful activity as it teaches colors, shape recognition, and threading (indirectly preparing a hand for sewing one day). Made in the USA, these six wooden geometric shapes (circle, triangle, octagon, hexagon, pentagon, and…

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