Parents' Guide to

Montessori 1st Operations

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Math concept work with clear instruction and fun rewards.

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MONTESSORI 1ST OPERATIONS approaches math concepts from different ways, while providing clear instructions about the concepts: "To add up means to put together." Visuals -- such as number rods and counters, and monster parts of all shapes and sizes -- and audio explanations take center stage here, while number symbols are secondary, especially useful for kids who don't take to numerical digits. The games adapt to each user's performance. Unlike some Montessori-based activities, however, kids earn points based on the amount they complete; they use these points to buy parts of monsters to build. The noises that the monsters make are far more frenzied and goofy than one will find on other Montessori-based apps or real-life learning activities, but users can turn off the sounds on the start page.

An excellent Note to Parents section, 11 languages, and detailed settings make Montessori 1st Operations kid- and parent-friendly. While not as clearly aligned with traditional Montessori style as some other recent Montessori-based apps, Montessori 1st Operations is still a good choice to help kids understand the concepts behind math and play with those concepts in new ways.

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