Thursday, October 27, 2011

Circles & Stars- Multiplication

Islamic Architecture has beautiful geometrical patterns throughout it. It uplifts the spirits and points to supreme mathematical intelligence of God throughout all creation. Circles & Stars are two geometric shapes that are often repeated.
From Islamic Pattern Website

Alhambra Spain

I have had a love affair with Math since about the age of 8 years old when I was introduced to Montessori's long division work. While my friend's struggled in Math in Middle School and High School, I could visualize it and I attribute it to how many hours I would spend in repetition with the different Montessori material.

American Montessori Society (AMS) requires an original material to compliment the completed album. As I was working on my Montessori Math album, I thought to combine my loves of math and Islamic art and a math game that was previously shared with me to make my original math material. Big A was almost 2 years and I was pregnant with S man when I presented this work to my instructor. Now Z man and soon Lil A will use it to learn and practice their multiplication. I love it when material can last a long time and be handed down.
Montessori pink stars & blue circles.
Blue dice tells the amount of circles
& pink dice tells the amount of stars on each circle
Control card.

Roll and fill the sheet.
Hand painted dice, circle and box.
Of course you can use regular dice with the printable.
Use 2 or 3 dices to multiply higher numbers than 6.
Download all our printables here.


  1. I LOVE this! What a wonderful visual, hands-on way to teach multiplication! I am pinning it for sure & will be using this! Thanks so much for sharing & linking up to TGIF Linky Party. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

  2. This is a wonderful piece of work!! Thank you for sharing.
    Discovering Montessori

  3. This is beautiful! I love the personal tie to art and architecture. I am going to think about how to do something like this for our family.

  4. This is beautiful work - and a wonderful hands-on multiplication extension. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:


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