Chisnall, N. & Maher, M. (2007) – Montessori Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
The research project examined mathematical concept development in children prior to school entry and indicated Montessori may have a positive impact on children’s numeracy knowledge.
- Montessori students showed significantly higher achievement regarding backward number word sequence (a precursor to subtraction); early addition and subtraction; and place value concepts.
- Indications are that the Montessori system may be offering more opportunities for children to develop higher order skills and concepts in early childhood.
- Also indication that Montessori can favourably impact students in low socio economic status areas.
Curriculum Matters 3, 6-28.