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Colored Cylinders / Knobless Cylinders Extension with Album Writeup

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An original extension for the Montessori Colored / Knobless Cylinder material. The description as written in my Sensorimotor album is pasted below.
The file is in .odg (Open Office Draw) format so that you can copy and paste the various circles, already sized to match the cylinders exactly, to create your own combinations. Thirty combinations are already created for you in the document as well.


MATERIAL: A set of cards, sized 3x3 inches, with a birds-eye view of multiple knobless cylinders stacked on each other

DIRECT AIM: Visual discrimination of width and spacial recognition
INDIRECT AIM: Preparation for mathematics, fine motor skills
CONTROL OF ERROR: Placing the cylinders directly on the card
POINT OF INTEREST: The moment at which the birds-eye view of the cylinders matches the birds-eye view of the card
AGE: 4, or after the child has sufficiently explored with the knobless cylinders
LANGUAGE: width, birds-eye view

1. Choose a set of cards and take the appropriate boxes of knobless cylinders to the table
2. Select a card and place it on the table
3. Choose the cylinder that will become the base (the larger or largest circle on the card) and place it next to the card
4. Choose the cylinder that will be placed on top of the base (the smaller circle on the card) and place it on top of the larger cylinder
5. Continue until all cylinders have been placed
6. Verify that the cylinders match the card by looking at them from directly above
7. Put away the cylinders and card, then select a new card and repeat the process

- Verify each cylinder is the correct size by first superimposing it on the card, then placing it on the table

Knobless Cylinder Extension by Madeline Weiland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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