The Mathematical Mind

2.0 CPDs

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

MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY TEACHER TRAINING COLLABORATIVE

 Michael Duffy, MEd, is co-director 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/co-written 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. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).

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Module 1 - The Mathematical Mind
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Discussion - The Mathematical Mind: Introductions
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Make 1 discussion post to continue. Please share with the everyone a little about yourself. How did you find Montessori? What level do you teach? What are you most interested in with this online class?
Discussion - The Mathematical Mind: Question 1
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Make 1 discussion post to continue. What does Maria Montessori mean by the “mathematical mind” of the child?

Discussion - The Mathematical Mind: Question 2
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Make 1 discussion post to continue. Explain why the Montessori materials belong more to the students than to the teacher.
Module 2 - Building Children's Brains
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Discussion - Building Children's Brains: Question 1
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Make 1 discussion post to continue. How does use of the materials promote the development of the child’s brain?

Discussion - Building Children's Brains: Question 2
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Make 1 discussion post to continue. What is one practical change you can make to your math teaching practice based on what you have learned about the mathematical mind?

Certificate of Professional Development
2.00 CPD credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CPD credits  |  Certificate available