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 17.a - 17.d place value, expanded notation
Cards 18.a - 18.e search for 10
Cards 19.a - 19.e fact families
Cards 20.a - 20.g math stories using addition, subtraction, two steps, and comparisons
Cards 21.a - 21.e graphs
Cards 22.a - 22.c true or false
Cards 23.a - 23.e using what you know, doubles plus 1, subtract to 10
Cards 24.a - 24.b more math stories, finding the unknown addend