The Mathematical Mind


Presented by: Michael Duffy
Target Audience:
Early Childhood, Elementary I, and Elementary II
Format: Self-Guided Online Class

Maria Montessori believed it was more important to develop the child’s mathematical mind than to simply teach them how to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

2 Modules

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2 Hours

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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

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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Pricing for online classes is determined based on number of CPD hours offered. This class offers 2 CPD hours.

Individual (Member)

$62 ($31/CPD hour)

Individual (Non-Member)

$90 ($45/CPD hour)

Group* (Member)

$244 ($122/CPD hour)

Group* (Non-Member)

$322 ($161/CPD hour)

* Up to 15 certificates of continuing professional development.

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