After a few years of math lessons, and still no progress on being able to count by ones, we tried having him write out his numbers regularly. The thought there was that rote memorization would eventually kick in, but this was really testing multiple skills - including handwriting, which he struggles with terribly. It was a struggle and ended in tears nearly every time.
Then an ad for this Montessori hundred number board randomly popped up in my feed. Like most pop-ups, I immediately deleted it. About twenty seconds later, my subconscious kicked in and off I went to seek it out!
The set comes with one hundred wooden numbers, from 1-100, a grid board, and also a storage box for the number pieces. All of the wooden pieces are smooth, so you don't have to worry about splinters. It comes with a printed-number page, but also with a blank page for more advanced learners. It's sturdy, it's hands-on, and in a matter of weeks, we are noticing the difference!
We're still working on getting the numbers in order, especially turning the corners (eg, 39-40, 69-70), but now we are working on patterns. By physically touching the squares, he is able to figure out patterns and create his own. He is able to see and touch the patterns, which helps his brain to integrate that learning.
Other special needs posts :
- Being a Special Needs Parent
- Speech Therapy : Part I, Part II, Part III
- Life Skills
- Cursive / Fine Motor Skills
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Yvie @ Gypsy Road Hands - On Math with Special Needs Learners
Chelli @ The Planted Trees - Chemistry Using Living Books
Lisa @ GoldenGrasses - An Appalling Lack of Curiosity
Edie @ Carter Chaos - Our Favorite Ways to Study Numbers
Tracey @ A Learning Journey - Robot Area and Perimeter Art Project
Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life - Math and Standardized Tests
Jen @ Chestnut Grove Academy - Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science
Sarah @ DeliveringGrace - Learning Multiplication Tables
Kylie @ Our Worldwide Classroom - Multisensory Multiplication
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