Math materials in the classroom give the child 'hands-on' experiences in which the child can later visualize those experiences when they need to.
We begin with numeration activities that deal with the numbers 1-10. This includes numerical rods, sandpaper numbers, sets basket, mystery number and tabletop rods.
Linear counting uses colored beads. This material includes the colored bead stair, teens and tens boards and hanging bead stair. These show children patterns in math.
The decimal system introduces the child to place value through unit beads, ten bars, hundred squares and thousand cubes. The decimal cards and 45 layout exposes the child to the quantities and symbols from 1-9000. The child is introduced to equivalencies and the concept of exchanging amounts. These exercises lay the groundwork for the four mathematical operations of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.