Each of our Montessori classrooms is designed to draw the children to activities that use the specially created Montessori learning materials. Over many years these works—including strung beads, sandpaper letters, hierarchical cubes, metal fractions and insets, and much more—have provided clarity of specific concepts for each child who has used them.
One example of the Montessori materials used in language is the material used in the sequence of learning to write and read.
Another example is the mathematics material used to divide fractions at the elementary level.
Other examples are the pink tower of graduated cubes and bead chains, classic Montessori materials.
The binomial and trinomial cubes are used in our Primary classrooms as color and prism puzzles, but later these same cubes are analyzed to find how the faces show us the composition of the cubes of numbers.
Throughout the school year, Mountain Shadows offers events for parents to explore the learning materials themselves, ask questions, and discover for themselves why their children have so much fun learning!