Marigold Math is designed to engage students in productive visual thinking. We have combined traditional Montessori Materials and the youcubed philosophy of Jo Boaler, to support visual processing and deeper mathematical understanding. Common Core State Standards alignment have also been added to each card.
Drawings, materials, and motion guide students through multiple representations of mathematical concepts. The students develop ‘grit’ as they use their new understanding to ‘grapple’ with extended questioning and powerful mathematical learning.
Marigold Math uses didactic materials to guide a student's understanding from concrete to the abstract. At the beginning of each level, students are invited to participate in a teacher lead presentation. The teacher should use few words as s/he models proper use of materials and demonstrates step-by-step skills.
Each Activity card uses illustrations and simple instructions to remind the student of the proper step-by-step skills.
Cards 9.a-9.c Using the Stamp Game to move toward abstraction with Static Addition
Cards 10.a-10.i Static subtraction (beginning within 100 then expanding to within 9000)
Cards 11.a-11.d Naming and writing numbers
Cards 12.a-12.d Telling Time (analog, then digital)
Card 13.a-13.c Measure Weight
Card 14.a-14.e Using the Stamp Game to move towards abstraction with dynamic addition.
Card 15.a-15.c Measure Volume
Card 16.a-16.e Money - coins