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Montessori’s fifth great lesson is known as The Story of Mathematics, The Story of Numbers and/or The Story of Numerals. The story begins with the Stone Age system of body-counting and continues on to the decimal number system we use today all over the world and includes the contributions of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America to our currently used decimal number system.

This resource is very unique – it allows the user/learner to interact with 23 different high-quality images that include text and corresponding audio (featuring professionally edited narration over music tracks that go with each time and place). Nothing to download – simply use the link.

This resource includes:

  • An interactive timeline with high quality photos and images with accompanying narrative tracks, enhanced with corresponding to the time and place music (23 interactions)
  • 3 suggested follow-up extension activities
  • Support from me!

The Story of Mathematics can be told repeatedly to children from the age of six all the way through to age 12. Every re-telling of the story leads to new insights. The fifth great lesson prepares the child for further work in mathematics – specifically in the study of:

  • Math from basic addition to cubing and algebra (operations, fractions, decimals, multiples, squares, cubes, percentages, ratio, probability, intro to algebra)
  • The Development of Number (origins of numbers and number systems, bases, and etymology)
  • Concepts of Geometry (congruency, similarity, nomenclature of lines, angles, shapes, solids, measurement, Euclidean theorems and Pythagorean triples)
  • Exploration and independent study using the 3-part cards and 4-part card materials.

The Story of Mathematics is ideally given at the beginning of each school year and gives children insight and context to their study of mathematics.

This resource was created for you by an AMS-trained Montessorian and mom of four with love and care. I hope you enjoy this resource and welcome any feedback.

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