Course Descriptions

CodeEDTE
Number511
TitleMathematics and Science Curriculum and Instruction
Units3
Description

This course will enable students to comprehend the philosophy of basic mathematic principles and the ideology by which the Montessori materials were designed. It will focus on the exercises of mathematics and science that give sensorial foundations for counting, arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and fractions. It will also demonstrate the sensorial experiences for biological and physical science materials appropriate for young children. The course will bring into light the concept of “the mathematical mind” as Montessori described it and its spontaneous development in human
beings, based on her observations in the child from ages 2 ½ to 6 years.