Art and Fun With Numbers
- I am posting this to the art education list because of the references to art. Heidi Spietz, American Montessori Consulting http://www.amonco.org
âA mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.â Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Mathematics need not be an intimidating subject. Although some of us are naturally more gifted with a talent for number-related exercises than others, these essential life skills can and must be mastered, at least at a certain level, by all children, if they are to function successfully in their adult lives.
An important step in that mastery for many students is building math confidence from a young age. Math confidence starts with numeral familiarity, and it can further be built by including fun and interesting numeral and math activities daily throughout a childâs life.
As parents and teachers, we need to look for ways to keep numbers prominent in childrenâs lives, and to help children have both daily successes and daily play with numbers and math. Visit http://montessori21stcentury.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/fun-with-numbers/ or http://montessori21stcentury.wordpress.com for some ideas to help get you started.