Monday, September 23, 2019

Free Printable Montessori-Inspired Tally Marks Posters

We have been using The Good And The Beautiful Math for our two youngest, in levels K and 2. One of the things I love the most about this curriculum is that it includes a lot of art and nature, and how it correlates to math. For example, with our older girl Kiwi, we learned about tesselations and how we can find them in nature.

My girls made a "stick bridge" last fall.

One lesson coming up this week for us in level K is all about tally marks. It's an important part of any kindergarten math curriculum because it's a great way to practice substituting and estimating numbers.

The lesson has an idea about going on a nature walk and collecting sticks to practice making tally marks. I thought this sounded like the best idea! We've been using a lot of Montessori-inspired materials in our homeschool this year because I want to incorporate more of the natural world in everything our kids do. And so I instantly fell in love with this lesson.

I also thought it would be handy to practice our tally marks further with some posters showing sticks. We'll be bringing it on our walk to use as a reference. There is a version with number words, as well as a version with numbers. I also threw in a number word version in French and Spanish!

You can also take a look at the full tally marks with twigs bundle I've made in my Etsy and TeachersPayTeachers shops. Right now it includes these posters and three-part cards and costs just $3. In the next few weeks, I'll be adding in dominoes, clip cards, a matching game, and some tracing worksheets to practice writing tally marks. The price will go up each time I add something in, so but if you buy the pack now the additional products will be yours free!

I am making these available for free because I hope they'll be a help in your homeschool too!

You can get the free posters by clicking HERE or the link below. I really do hope they bring some fun and joy into your math curriculum.