Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1000 Chain

folding the 1000 chain into 100-squares.

Today Kal-El learned how to:
  • remove the 1000 chain from the bead cabinet and put it back (a difficult lesson in its own right)
  • form the 1000 chain into 10 one-hundred squares
  • compare the 10 squares he made to 10 squares from our actual 100-square collection
  • stack the 10 squares to form a 1000 cube
  • stretch the 1000 chain out onto the felt rug my Mom just finished sewing last night
  • sort the labels

He labeled his 1000 chain through number 170 and then left out the work to complete tomorrow. It was 5 p.m. by that point which might explain the bad light for my photos. I'll try to photograph the chain on the mat when I have better light. I may have to take a video. The 1000 chain just barely will fit if we start in the back corner of the school room and take it straight through the school, out across the foyer, and straight across the front of the office. Because the Christmas tree is in the room we can't get to the corner of the school and the 1000 chain had to bed and make a 90-degree turn in the office.


  1. Wow!! Lovely....He's doing Amazing Job!!!yeaaa..


  2. What great work! I think parents often feel intimidated by Montessori math materials when they reach this level, but your post just shows how fun and amazing the materials are! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: