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Math, the Spiral Curriculum, and the Layering of Learning

Presenters: Rosemary Quaranta
For: Early Childhood, Elementary I, and II Teachers
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

Individual Rental Group Rental


On-Demand Webinar

The presentation is available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)


The Pink Tower has a predominate place in every Early Childhood Montessori classroom. It stands 10 cubes high and totals 55 cm in height. Children in the 2.5 – 6 classroom have a reverence for this beautiful material and manipulate it horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. Little do they know the mathematical foundation is subconsciously laying in their brains. The Pink Tower is just the beginning of the mathematical curriculum that spirals out from this majestic material. Come, see, and understand the depth of the Pink Tower and how layering of learning happens organically in the classroom.

Through this webinar, you will:

  1. Gain a deep understanding of the mathematical significance of the Pink Tower
  2. Gain an understanding of the full range of sequenced materials from Pink through cube root
  3. See the importance of squares and rectangles in forming square root
  4. See the decanomial in 5 different materials—from sensorial to concrete to algebraic
  5. See the importance of the mathematical materials that lay the foundation for higher level thinking skills

Rosemary Quaranta, MEd, is the head of school for Xavier University Montessori Lab School and is on the clinical faculty for Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I and II).

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