In our tiny children the evidence of a mathematical bent shows itself in many striking and spontaneous ways.
In fact, if we showed them exactly how to do something, this precision itself seemed to hold their interest. To have a real purpose to which the action was directed, this was the first condition, but the exact way of doing it acted like a support which rendered the child stable in his efforts, and therefore brought him to make progress in his development. Order and precision, we found, were the keys to spontaneous work in the school.
Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Ch.17
Information is power. This session discusses how ability, confidence and creativity flourish across all areas of development, when adults give consideration to the capacity of the child’s ‘mathematical mind’.
Dr. Montessori’s theories on human development are intriguing and still progressive in the field of education. If you have been promising yourself a deeper dive into these revelations, now is your chance.
Our monthly series of online workshops are hosted by AMI trainer, Cheryl Ferreira. The one-hour sessions of exploration and discovery will enrich classroom application. Although aimed at Montessori teachers and assistants, everyone interested in a richer understanding of Dr. Montessori’s writings is welcome.
Sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm and each is independent - attend all or just one.
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04 May 2021 Freedom and Limits: The Will for Peace
01 June 2021 From Reality to Imagination
06 July 2021 The Mathematical Mind: It All Adds Up
The workshops are free for Montessori Society AMI UK members and £10 per session for non-members. Not a member? Join here