Where to start in Geometry? What age is the right one? How much does one need to pay attention to language? Again I think that children can and need to be trained in their visual understanding and additionally one can add the right words…
In the three to six class Montessori never envisioned that children would be asked to work in silence. In her day it was exactly this that the children had been forced into by traditional education. She saw the children consigned to immobility and silence….
After all these years as a Montessori teacher I came to the understanding that the albums that one creates, studies and internalizes are after all a base to build upon. In this particular case I am talking about upper elementary 5th or 6th grade….
Being spontaneous, gives the right to make mistakes!!
Socrates once said: “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
Check out this site… Some free material for Montessorians… http://www.montessorimaterials.org It’s a nice site to receive some additional material. Ideal for ‘homeschoolers’, but also nice to add to a classroom…(mainly Children’s House and Lower Elementary/Primary).