Teacher Review For Intro to Math, by Montessorium

A Comprehensive Introduction to 0-10

Margaret A P.
Director of STEAM Innovation
The Agnes Irwin School
Rosemont, PA
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this app with our PreK students as a way to review these numbers and talk about how to write them and visualize them with manipulatives. This is a great pre-cursor for our Singapore math program because the students will use similar blocks as they grow older. The praise at the end of each activity is supportive without being overly rewarding or focusing on "extras" like stickers or prizes. The app was a great tool for students who needed help focusing on one number at a time and going at their own pace and for learners who wanted a challenge with the more difficult activities. Some students struggled with the fine motor skills needed to trace and tap some of the number (which are small in some of the activities).
My Take
This app introduces numbers zero through ten in a variety of Montessori inspired ways, including having students trace numbers, number lines, and manipulatives. The app has a lot of built-in scaffolding, so activities are introduced in sequence and get progressively harder and there are audio instructions and guidance throughout each activity to help younger learners who need reminders and support. I think this app is a great way for students to be introduced to these numbers and to explore and practice learning more about them.