Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Madness: Montessori Monday

With a seven year old boy in the house it is time to get excited about March Madness.

This activity can be found at Kids Cog Works for FREE. It came with blank flashcards so you can use it to have fun in anyway you like to create your own math problems.

You just need a timer, two nerf basketball rims with the balls, the flashcards, the odd and even signs, and something to keep score with.

You have the child solve the problem while the timer is ticking(what I like about this is you can do this activity however it best fits the child).

If they anwer the problem correctly and makes a basket in the appropiate basket they score!!

This is how I have the supplies avaliable. Don't forget to tell them there is no dunking:)

I also found this number puzzle of different operations for them to work with . I found this for FREE at Flap Jack Educational Resources.

Here we have some three part cards with definitions for studying Lines. The cards were purchased at Montessori For Everyone. They will use the spaghetti noodles if they like to make Line Booklets.

To see other children doing activities inspired by the Montessori Method please visit Living Montessori Now for Montessori Monday.


  1. That's the most exciting way to practice and learn math!!! Great idea!!

  2. It is nice to hear from you!! Thank you.

  3. Great activities, as usual! Basketball math is an awesome idea! I just featured your number puzzles photo and post in my Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Activities at

  4. Love the math ball game! So neat! My boys might actually want to practice their tables now...

    1. I am glad you found something you liked here. If you have the tome come back and share with me how it went for you guys.


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