The Great Lessons are the unifying principle of the Montessori elementary school program. Traditionally the five Great Lessons include The Story of the Universe, The Coming of Life, The Coming of Human Beings, The Story of Writing, and The Story of Numbers.
This ebook for teachers introduces The History of Numbers, including:
the rationale for introducing the history of numbers to elementary students;
the story itself to be read to the children;
recommended visual aids;
an additional story on the etymology of English number names;
a glossary of number terms;
a bibliography of both children's and adult books for exploring the subject further;
and suggested activities.
This concise history of numbers is designed to engage your child's imagination and to serve as a launching point for further exploration and activity.
An excellent follow-up activity is to place events along a timeline. See my Printable Time Line for sequencing events and your collected pictures: Printable Time Line
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