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Students are introduced to numbers at age 3, learning the numbers and number symbols one to ten, the red and blue rods, sandpaper numerals, association of number rods and numerals, spindle boxes, cards and counters, counting, sight recognition, concept of odd and even. Introduction to the decimal system begins at age 3 or 4. Units, tens, hundreds, thousands are represented by specially prepared concrete learning materials that show the decimal hierarchy in three-dimensional form. The objective is to develop the concept first.

  1. Linear counting
  2. Four basic mathematical operations, addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication using the Golden Beads
  3. Concepts of dynamic addition and subtraction
  4. Memorization of the basic math facts
  5. Stamp Game, the Small and Large Bead Frames for the basic mathematical operations
  6. Skip counting with the chains of the squares of the numbers zero to ten
  7. Skip counting with the chains of the cubes of the numbers zero to ten
  8. Beginning the "passage to abstraction," the child begins to solve problems with paper and pencil while working with the concrete materials
  9. Long multiplication and division through concrete work with the bead and cube materials
  10. Multiplication Checkerboard. Usually age 7-8
  11. Long division" through highly advanced manipulative materials, Test Tube Division. Typically by age 7-8
  12. Solving problems involving parentheses
  13. Introduction to problems involving tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and millions
  14. The study of fractions begins with very concrete materials
  15. Study of decimal fractions: all four mathematical operations
  16. Solving word problems, and determining arithmetic procedures in real situations becomes a major focus
  17. Money, interest, percentage: concrete to abstract; real life problems
  18. Computing the squares and cubes of numbers
  19. Calculating square and cube roots: from concrete to abstract
  20. The history of mathematics and its application in science, engineering, technology and economics
  21. Reinforcing application of all mathematical skills to practical problems
  22. Data gathering, graph reading and preparation, and statistical analysis
  23. Sensorial exploration of plane and solid figures, children learn to recognize the names and basic shapes of plane and solid geometry
  24. More advanced study of the nomenclature, characteristics, measurement and drawing of the geometric shapes and concepts such as points, line, angle, surface, solid, properties of triangles, circles, etc. Continues through age 12 in repeated cycles
  25. Congruence, similarity, equality, and equivalence
  26. Applications of geometry
  27. Calculation of area and volume
  28. Theorem of Pythagoras

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