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.
Golden Bead Set
The Golden Bead Set is 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.
Decanomial Bead Bars
The Decanomial Bead Bars is a versatile material used for working on a range of math concepts from whole number operations, properties of addition and multiplication, arithmetic relationships such as multiples and squaring, concepts of equality and, later, polynomial expansions.
The Grammar Stencils are a child’s gateway to studying the words that make up our language and the roles that they play. This material is a 2-in-1 powerhouse for independent exploration of parts of speech and sentence analysis.
Algebraic Peg Board & Pegs
The Algebraic Peg Board and Pegs is used for exploring common multiples, factors, and square root. Without the peg board and pegs, these core math concepts risk being understood as numbers only; whereas with them, the child is given the opportunity to explore, problem-solve, and vividly demonstrate their meaning in concrete terms.
Large Bead Frame
The Large Bead Frameprovides a valuable bridge to abstraction for the elementary child’s understanding of multiplication.As theymove from the hands-on experience of earlier materials, the child utilizes the Large Bead Frameto practice new aspects of long multiplication and to record their work on paper.
Decimal Fraction Material
Going beyond traditional fractions, the child’s springboard into studying a new realm of numbers smaller than one starts with the Decimal Fraction Material. With this material, the child is introduced to decimals, how decimal quantities relate to fractions, how to read and write decimals, and how to add, subtract, and multiply with decimals.
Labeled Fraction Circles 1-10ths
Instead of simply using drawings representing fractional parts, students are able to feel (as well as see) fractions like 1/10, 2/5, and 3/4 and can use these inviting materials to discover for themselves concepts such as equivalent fractions, addition, and subtraction.
Sentence Analysis Movable Pieces
The Sentence Analysis material contains everything your child needs for analyzing a sentence into its logical parts. With this versatile set, they can start with the simplest of sentences like,“Toby ran,” to discover who the subject is and what they did. Next, your child can analyze sentences of mid-level complexity that include modifiers, direct and indirect objects, as well as appositives, such as, “The driver, Cameron, brought us a special package.” More advanced analysis includes a variety of prepositional phrases and the meaning they bring to sentences.
Purchase the complete kit
Upper Elementary Kit
- Bead Decanomial
- Golden Bead Material: Unit Beads, Bead Bars of 10, Wooden Squares of 100, Wooden Cubes of 1,000
- Large Bead Frame
- Algebraic Pegs and Peg Board
- Grammar Stencils
- Fraction Circles
- Sentence Analysis Set
- Decimal Fraction Set
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