The Mathematical Mind

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We will revisit Dr. Maria Montessori’s beliefs on mathematics, and discuss the ways in which the math curriculum plays out in your classroom. In addition, we will delve into Montessori’s teachings, which explain the importance of developing the child’s mathematical mind, rather than simply teaching the child how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Finally, join our discussion on how Montessori math materials give students the means to develop their own mathematical skills and ability to solve problems, and supports healthy brain development.
Learner Outcomes
 Refresh your understanding of Montessori’s philosophy on mathematical education.
 Gain a better understanding of the purpose of Montessori math materials.
 Be able to explain how nurturing a “mathematical mind” supports brain development.
Included Modules
 Module 1  The Mathematical Mind
 Module 2  Building Children's Brains
About the Presenter
Michael Duffy
Michael Duffy, MEd, is codirector of Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Collaborative in Lexington, MA. He has nearly 3 decades of experience as an Elementary teacher and a Montessori teacher trainer for adult learners. He has written/cowritten 3 books on Montessori education, including Math Works: Montessori Math and the Developing Brain. Michael and his wife, D’Neil Duffy, were presented with the AMS Living Legacy Award in 2018. AMScredentialed (Elementary I – II).