Saturday, October 16, 2010

How Good is Montessori Mathematics?

     Manipulatives in mathematics have been consistently good for teaching children mathematics.  Montessori mathematics is known for using manipulatives from the youngest children to middle school students.  Here is an excerpt from a study that was initiated by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) USA:

"A significant finding in this study is the association between a Montessori education and superior performance on the Math and Science scales of the ACT and WKCE [Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination]. In essence, attending a Montessori program from the approximate ages of three to eleven predicts significantly higher mathematics and science standardized test scores in high school."
     Click here to access the entire study "Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program."

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