## Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Me Too has been working with the addition snake game.  You may remember my post on the two styles of the snake game and their two positions in the addition memorization sequence.  In our home we do it in both places.  The first time, at the beginning of the memorization sequence, the child counts each bead on the bars individually with a counter and the game serves as a sensorial introduction to the addition facts.  The second time, at the end of the memorization sequence, the game serves as a celebration of the now-learned facts and a review for the subtraction snake game that is about to begin the subtraction memorization sequence.  This second time the child does not count the beads individually but pulls forward two bars at a time creating an equation that he can answer.

Me Too likes to create VERY LARGE snakes.

He is spending most of his remaining hours in the day trying to get his very loose tooth out.

1. I love how you captured the moment of Me Too's tooth pulling. It is pretty exciting time.

I was wondering if you know a good resource for how the subtraction and Elementary Negative Addition stamp games are presented.

The snake game is one my favorite Montessori math works.

2. following this.... I am interested in the answer to the previously asked question as well :)
(aren't I always interested??? lol)

3. Well...I don't know what an "elementary negative addition stamp" game is so I can't really help there. That just sounds like the name of four different works smashed together.

I am going to assume we are talking about the "subtraction snake game" because that is the game that Me Too is getting ready for as he works in the PRIMARY Montessori math album. The "negative snake game" is an ELEMENTARY game that is played to learn about negative numbers. It is on page 399 of my elementary album that we haven't even used yet so I won't be talking about that one for a while :)