# Montessori Math Quantity Matching Game

Purpose: To associate quantities with the numerals that represent them. It also teaches how to count finite sets of objects. It is a concrete introduction to the abstract idea of cardinality . This lesson is for children who can count. In the second part they need to recognize the number symbol. Teach numbers using the 3 part lesson.

Materials:  Quantity Tiles, Number Tiles, and Matching Board.

1. Demonstrate matching the quantity tile to the correct quantity on the board. using the easiest board first (it has smaller quantities). You can put the board on a table or on the floor  with a small rug.
2. Let your child match the quantity tile to the correct quantity on the board. After your child has mastered the easiest board, do the next hardest until your child has finished with all the boards. Next you will do the boards using numbers.
3. Using the easiest board, demonstrate to your child how to match the number tile to the correct quantity on the board.
4. Let your child match the number tile to each quantity of the easiest board. After your child has mastered the easiest board, do the next hardest until your child has finished with all the boards.
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