Recently I had some success with the decimal board. Although I did not present this the same way I would for a Montessori student, I was surprised how quickly the student grasped the concept and logic of the colour coding found in Montessori maths.
The student, who had previously struggled with decimal work, was quick to see the relationships and their confidence grew relatively fast. We worked with the board for several weeks, reviewing some questions from their school work and the student used the board independently to complete some homework.
I was thrilled with the marked improvement and will not be so hesitant in the future to introduce more Montessori materials for my non-Montessori students. On reflection I think it is a matter of having more faith in the principles of Montessori for all students -observe, observe, observe and follow that child!
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