This kit includes core materials that are individually packaged and labeled within your Guidepost box.
With purchase, receive valuable setup and usage tips that bridge the gap between unboxing and integrating this material into your child’s self-directed schoolwork.
Addition and Subtraction Strip Board
Guidepost’s Addition and Subtraction Strip Board is a 2-in-1 material that allows your child to practice their addition and subtraction facts in connection with hands-on learning.
Short bead chains and squares
Guidepost's short bead chains, bead squares, and arrows comprise the ideal set for introducing the young child to linear counting, skip counting, and – eventually – multiples and squaring. Vibrant, 7mm beads match the Montessori colors for the numbers 1 through 10.
Beaded 1000 Cube
Guidepost’s Beaded 1000 Cube is a beautiful representation of 1000 golden beads, carefully constructed into 10-bars and 100-squares that are bound together into a perfect cube of 1000. This material makes real to the young learner just how big 1000 truly is!
golden beat set with number cards
The Golden Bead Set is an essential material for guiding children to understand our base 10 number system in all its facets. This work can start as young as age 4.5 in Montessori, and in elementary children both reinforce and extend that learning. The Golden Beads are used for a hands-on introduction to the four arithmetic operations and, later, for divisibility and squaring work. This material is a cornerstone of the Montessori math program.
The Stamp Game brings the foundation that is laid with the Golden Beads to the next level of abstraction. Students use the Stamp Game to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with multi-digit numbers. It is the ideal transition material for bringing students to a first level of fluency in arithmetic and for igniting an interest in memorizing math facts.
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Early Years Operations Kit
Designed for ages 3-5 and includes five core materials + instructional videos that are accessible anytime.
Once students have mastered core numeracy skills, they can start to explore more complex relationships between numbers. The Operations Kit helps reinforce learned skills and develop a more advanced understanding of operations building towards abstraction.
This kit includes:
- Addition and subtraction strip board
- Golden Beads Material: Unit Beads, Bead Bars of 10, Wooden Squares of 100, Wooden Cubes of 1,000, Large Number Cards, Small Number Cards
- Beaded 1000 cube
- Stamp Game
- Short bead chains, bead squares, printed arrows