Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tactile Numeral Board

This is a little project that I've been planning about 12 months now... I know I said that I am moving on to Montessori, but I like the idea of combining the quantity within the numeral and will continue to do so alongside the 'traditional' maths presentations.

This board is really a piece of polystyrene wrapped in felt - the glue I have was reluctant to work with polystyrene, so I ended up stitching it together...

The numbers are cut out of felt and glued on - I made sure that the background colours will match up for the Montessori number rods that I am making. Each numeral has holes into the polystyrene into which  Nikki can put golf tees. This goes together with the JG maths flashcards we have been using.

Then Nikki gets the fun job of counting out and balancing marbles (or anything remotely small and round - in this case miniature apples) onto all the golf tees!

The other side will have the numbers 5-9, but I will leave them off until he has mastered 0-4.

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  1. What a great idea! I love that your tactile numeral board is so attractive and helps practical life skills as well as math skills! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and added your link to my Activities with Marbles and Golf Tees post at

  2. I LOVE your number board! If I even had an iota of crafty in me, I'd be making one for us too. :)