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 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.
As the student progresses from card to card they build independence and increased automaticity.
Cards 5.a-5.l static addition, beginning within 100 then expanding to within 9000
Cards 6.a-6.i measuring length
Cards 7.a-7.i dynamic addition, beginning within 20 then expanding to within 9000
Cards 8.a-8.f comparing two digit numbers with the symbols <, =, and >