Through concrete manipulative math materials the child internalizes the concepts of number, symbol, sequence operations, and memorization of basic facts. This is first taught through concrete experiences in the Montessori preschool.

Abstract and Concrete Forms of Math

Sandpaper Numbers – working with an abstract for of math

Number Rods- combining the concrete with the symbolic.

Golden Bead Material and symbol cards combined.

The Young child in a Montessori classroom, is taught math systematically through concrete form of quantity and then the abstract form, with the next step being the combination of the two.