# What is the Montessori Stamp Game?

What is the Montessori Stamp Game? The Stamp Game is a Montessori maths material used by an individual child to practice the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is a wonderfully simple but effective learning from home option that, once presented to your child correctly, they can work on independently.

How do you present a stamp game? Here is how to introduce the Stamp Game. Have the child help you bring the material from the shelf to a large mat on the floor. Ask the child to place the Golden Bead Material on the mat and recite the name of each category as they do this. Place the “1” stamp below the quantity it represents and say, “This is one”.

How does stamp game work? The stamp game is a Montessorian technique used to teach children addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The game entails using stamps or tiles to represent various numerals. The stamps are then manipulated to represent a given equation and then are counted to receive the answer.

How do you teach Montessori Stamp Game? Slide each column together to the bottom of the work area, count and record. Ask the child to summarize his work for you at the end. Give any directions needed to guide the child with the equations. Watch the child and then withdraw from the work.

## What is the Montessori Stamp Game? – Additional Questions

### What children teach stamping?

For the youngest children in daycare and preschool, stamping activates a new group of muscles in the thumb and fingers. For older children, Kindergarten and beyond, it continues the strengthening process but also builds endurance so they will have more staying power for fine motor tasks such as writing.

### How do you use the multiplication stamp game?

Presentations
1. Take the materials to a table.
2. Select a problem and write it on the paper.
3. Lay out the number four times, moving the divider down each time.
4. Slide the stamps in each column together.
5. Then count and record the units (exchanging if needed).
6. Count the tens (exchanging for a hundred if needed.)

### What age is Montessori Stamp Game?

The Stamp Game is a Montessori maths material used by an individual child to practice the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is presented to the child after they have been introduced to the decimal system using the Golden Bead Material. It is suitable for ages 4½ to 7 years of age.

### What does the child learn about subtraction when working with the stamp game?

The Stamp Game: Static subtraction (without change)

The child learns a new way to do subtraction in this activity. The directress shows him how to use the Montessori stamps to subtract one number away from another number. There will be no exchanging necessary in this exercise.

### What is the Montessori bead frame?

The Bead Frame helps a child transition from a semi-abstract understanding to a more abstract understanding of the decimal system, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of thousand numbers. A hardwood frame with 4 rows of beads representing units, tens, hundreds and thousands.

### How do you use Montessori bead stairs?

Lay out the felt mat and invite the child to count the beads on each bar, starting with the one Bead Bar from the Short Bead Stair. Lay the bars into a triangle as you build this shape. When the triangle is complete, show the child the shape made.

### How do you present bead stairs?

Presentation
1. Carry the work to a mat or table.
2. Place the bead bars randomly on the middle of the mat.
3. Find the 1 bead bar and place it near the bottom of the black mat.
4. Find the 2 bar and place it above the first bead bar.
5. Place the numeral cards in random order along the bottom of the mat.

### How do you use Montessori bead bars?

1. Place the bars of beads randomly in front of the student.
2. Pick up a bar and ask the student “what is this.”
3. The student will count each bead in that bar and tell you the number.
4. Repeat this for each bar.
5. Ask the student to place the bars in order of 1-10 to make the stairs.

### How many Montessori beads do you need?

The horizontal and vertical layout use 55 of each bead bar. However in order to do the angular layout add-on beads beyond 55 each are needed for the eight, nine and ten bead bars.

### What is the purpose of the golden beads?

The Golden Beads are a key material for teaching the decimal system. It is through the Golden Beads that Montessori children come to understand place value and what it means for a number to consist of units, tens, hundreds, and thousands.

### What can you teach using the golden bead material?

The Golden Bead Material is brilliantly designed to allow a child to gain a tactile and muscular sensation of the numbers 1 to 1,000. These golden-colored math beads are presented in units and wired together in bars of 10, squares of 100, and cubes of 1,000.

### What is golden bead material Montessori?

The golden bead material is a Montessori material first used in Primary to introduce the concept of the decimal system. The children are able to see and sensorially experience the different categories of the unit, the ten, the hundred, and the thousand.

### What is a Montessori bead cabinet?

The Montessori Bead Cabinet is an eye-catching mathematics staple used in Primary, Kindergarten, and Lower Elementary classrooms. It is a large wooden cabinet filled with bright chains of hanging beads in order from 1 – 10 starting from right to left, varying in color and length.

### How do I teach Montessori counting?

As with all Montessori learning, we introduce counting/one-to-one correspondence in the concrete first, using tangible objects. It is much easier for young children to grasp new concepts when they can touch, see, and experience them with physical counters.