Montessori Elementary Math: Exercise 1

Exercise One: Number x a Number (Commutative Law)

Today I did a new Math presentations with Dustin(11), and Anthony(7), I found some wonderful Montessori Elementary Manuals for free online HERE that I followed.  I showed the boys where the materials are kept on the Math shelves, unrolled the felt mat on the floor, I followed the manual for the full presentation. Then we continued with another example.
so in conclusion 5x4=4x5, hence the Commutative Law of Multiplication...

Anthony enjoyed it so much he continued working with the materials for quite some time. I wasn't sure how he would do with this, due to the fact he hasn't been introduced to multiplication at all yet, and I was pleasantly surprised!

I am linking my post with Montessori Monday

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