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Not just another math program; this one is different. ShillerMath is a Montessori-based, multisensory curriculum for grades PreK to 7th which meets all NCTM standards. “What is Montessori?” you may be asking yourself. It is a method of educating children that stresses development of a child’s own initiative and natural abilities, and the role of physical activity in absorbing abstract concepts and practical skills. But don’t panic, no Montessori or math knowledge is required to use this curriculum, and there is little to no preparation for the lessons.

ShillerMath incorporates an incremental spiral approach (which guarantees plenty of practice) into their math program along with a 3-step presentation of concepts. The three steps are: “This is…” “Show me…” and “What is…” Parents use this process developed by Dr. Maria Montessori to ensure that the child understands each concept. The example given for this in the Parent Guide is for teaching two-digit numbers:

Step 1: The parent says while pointing to the numbers, “This is 10, this is 11, this is 12.”

Step 2: The parent leaves all three numbers out and says without pointing, “Show me 12; show me 11; show me 10.”

Step 3: The parent points to one of the numbers and says, “What is this?”

The Lesson Books provide lessons which are colorful, easy to implement, and take an age-appropriate amount of time: 15 minutes for four year-olds, 20 minutes for 5 year-olds, 25 minutes for 6 year-olds, 30 minutes for 7 and 8 year-olds, and 30-45 minutes for children 9 to 12 years old. Each lesson begins by stating the objective, manipulatives needed, the learning style to which the lesson appeals, and whether the page is consumable. Instruction is scripted and diagrams, drawings, and illustrations are provided for clear teaching of concepts. There is no set time per lesson or for the number of lessons per day. Each child is different and the child should set the pace according to their learning ability and skills. A Quick Start Guide is printed in the front of the Lesson Book which gives options for use and tips to reduce frustration for the student and the parent.

The Answer Guides include the pages from the Lesson Book with the answers printed in color. A ‘Completed Work Sheet’ chart provides space for tracking completed lessons, lessons to revisit, and minutes worked on each lesson. This is found in books 1-3. A ‘Review Test Scoresheet’ allows space at the back of the Answer Guide in Books 1-3 to track test scores and lessons to be revisited and is provided separately for books 4 and up. Additional sheets can be purchased for additional students or they are included with the consumable downloads available with each kit.

A 15-page Parent Guide tells you how to get started with ShillerMath, how the program works, how to build confidence in your child, and much more. This booklet even offers an explanation of parent responsibilities within the parent-child relationship.

ShillerMath songs are included in each kit or can be purchased separately. Each cd includes 25 original math tunes by Ron Brown of IntelliTunes. Listen to the songs in conjunction with the lesson while riding in your car, or while the kids are playing. I will say that the tunes are catchy, lively and upbeat and I caught myself singing them later in the day. They teach concepts such as the power of ten, counting by 2s, 4s, 5s, and mass on Volume I and fractions, negative numbers and square roots on the Volume II CD.

The Beginner Base 10 Workbook is for the young child who wants to begin math, but isn’t quite ready for Book 1 in this program. This book provides children with a complete and solid understanding of the decimal system. It introduces them to numbers in a very concrete manner using a multisensory approach, yet there are no manipulatives to purchase.

Power Solids Activity Guide and Fractions Quick Study Guide aren’t required to complete the ShillerMath program; however they are an excellent supplement to be used as a reference or for the student who loves the geoshapes and/or fractions and wants a little extra practice.

The goal of this math program is for students to speak and write mathematics clearly, accurately and concisely, and to achieve a solid understanding of math concepts. It seems Mr. Shiller had the right idea as he thought about how children learn and the best way for them to understand math concepts. As children hear the lessons and songs, play with manipulatives, and see the concepts applied, they can truly learn math in a way which would make Dr. Montessori smile.

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Complete Number Card Set with Wooden Tray

Complete Number Card Set with Wooden Tray
Item #: 045746
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $19.95
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Complete Number Tile Set

Complete Number Tile Set
Item #: 045747
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $4.95
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Decimal Fraction Chips

Decimal Fraction Chips
Item #: 045748
Grades: 4-7
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Decimal Material Wood Tray

Decimal Material Wood Tray
Item #: 045749
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $7.95
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Fraction Circles with Tray

Fraction Circles with Tray
Item #: 045750
Grades: 4-7
Retail: $19.95
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Geo Shape Nets (4)

Geo Shape Nets (4)
Item #: 045751
Grades: 4-7
Retail: $7.95
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Montessori Flash Cards Addition

Montessori Flash Cards Addition
Item #: 045752
ISBN: 9780971229839
Grades: PreK-7
Retail: $4.95
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Montessori Flash Cards Division

Montessori Flash Cards Division
Item #: 045753
ISBN: 9780971229860
Grades: PreK-7
Retail: $4.95
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Set of 16 thousands cubes (flat) die-cut

Set of 16 thousands cubes (flat) die-cut
Item #: 045782
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $19.95
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Set of US coins (plastic)

Set of US coins (plastic)
Item #: 045783
Grades: PreK-3
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ShillerMath Beginner Base 10 Workbook: Units 1-9

ShillerMath Beginner Base 10 Workbook: Units 1-9
Item #: 045757
ISBN: 9781934426135
EAN: 814704010315
Grades: 4-7
Retail: $4.95
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ShillerMath Degreed Circle Pad

ShillerMath Degreed Circle Pad
Item #: 045759
Grades: 4-7
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ShillerMath Division Table Pad

ShillerMath Division Table Pad
Item #: 045781
Grades: 4-7
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ShillerMath Fractions Book Answer Guide

ShillerMath Fractions Book Answer Guide
Item #: 045760
Grades: 4-7
Retail: $79.95
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ShillerMath Fractions Quick Study Guide

ShillerMath Fractions Quick Study Guide
Item #: 045761
Grades: 4-7
Retail: $9.95
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ShillerMath Graphsheet Pad

ShillerMath Graphsheet Pad
Item #: 045762
Grades: 4-7
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ShillerMath Kit I for 4-8 year olds PLUS FREE downloads for 5 years

ShillerMath Kit I for 4-8 year olds PLUS FREE downloads for 5 years
Item #: 045763
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $499.95
Rainbow Price: $299.95

ShillerMath Kit I/II QuickStart Guide

ShillerMath Kit I/II QuickStart Guide
Item #: 045764
Grades: PreK-7
Retail: $4.95
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ShillerMath Kit II PLUS FREE downloads for 5 years

ShillerMath Kit II PLUS FREE downloads for 5 years
Item #: 045765
Grades: 4-7
Retail: $499.95
Rainbow Price: $299.95

ShillerMath Lesson Book 1

ShillerMath Lesson Book 1
Item #: 045766
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $79.95
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