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The Montessori Children's House: An Introduction

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See  table of contents or sample pages from Montessori Algebra for the Adolescent by Michael Waski

NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.

Montessori Concepts

 

The Prepared Environment

 

The prepared environment is Maria Montessori’s concept that the environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child. Learn more . . .

 

 

The Montessori Materials

 

Each material in a Montessori classroom isolates one quality. In this way, the concept that the child is to discover is isolated. Materials isolate different concepts: color tablets for color, geometry materials for form, and so on. Learn more . . .



The Process of Normalization

 

Maria Montessori used the terms "normal" and "normalization" to describe a unique process she observed in child development. Learn more . . .



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