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Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2 (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

In the Montessori preschool setting, children work with numbers through 9,999. 

Montessori elementary students work with numbers through 999,999,999.

When learning expanded notation, it's extremely important to have students practice numbers through 999,999,999 so they can get used to the language, and feel more comfortable with the large numbers in general.  

For many students, learning and working with such large numbers is extremely exciting.  It's all about the big picture!

To aid in the process of learning expanded notation with large numbers, I've created the Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2 as part of the 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables.

12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables: Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2

Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2


The Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2 provides three different ways for students to practice number skills.

There is a set of 24 clip cards where students select the number that matches the expanded notation provided.

Next is a set of 24 cards where students can practice writing the expanded notation for each number provided.

Last students can utilize 24 nomenclature style match up cards. 

We use all three activities in our classroom to ensure mastery of the skills, and provide a variety of learning opportunities to ensure that all students' needs can be met, no matter their learning style.

These printables can be used with Montessori materials, or on their own.  

All numbers are in Montessori colors, but you can choose to print everything out in black and white if you prefer.

FREE Montessori Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2

The Expanded Notation Printable Pack 2 is built upon skills used in the original Expanded Notation Printable Pack indtroduced in Day 4 of the 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables.

Expanded Notation Printable Pack (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

Both Expanded Notation Printable Packs are Subscriber Only Freebies. In order to access them you must be a subscriber of our free newsletter.  To subscribe, please follow the directions below.

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Once you've logged into the Subscriber Only Freebies with the password, all of the printables are listed in alphabetical order.  Just scroll down to the one you are looking for, click on it and print!

We hope you enjoy these printable packs as much as we do!

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Expanded Notation Printable Pack (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

Our 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables continues with a fabulous Expanded Notation Printable Pack.

We've noticed that though we've presented math concepts, practiced them, and mastered them previously, sometimes kids just forget. A review is in order.  Such has been the case with numeration concepts.

As we're working on multiplying and dividing large numbers, some of the kids have forgotten how to read the numbers in the problem.  It's our hope that this printable pack will be the perfect review and build their skills back up.

Besides, who doesn't like working with the gold beads?  They are some of my favorite Montessori materials.

Expanded Notation Printable Pack (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

Expanded Notation Printable Pack

The NEW Expanded Notation Printable Pack is designed to help kiddos build numbers 0-9,999.  It can be used with the gold bead material or without it.

All numbers are colored to coordinate with Montessori materials, but if you prefer not to use the colors, printing in black and white works great too.

What I love about this printable pack is that it provides three different ways to practice expanded notation.  

If you have a kiddo who doesn't like to write and prefers being given answers to choose from, the clip cards are perfect!

If you have a kiddo who enjoys writing, the second activity included is sure to be a hit!

If you're looking for classic nomenclature style work or a match up of sorts, the third activity is for you.

I love using all three, because I can be sure that the skill is mastered no matter how it's presented.
  
FREE Expanded Notation Printable Pack

The Expanded Notation Printable Pack is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. In order to access it and download for free, you must subscribe to our free newsletter.  For those who are not current subscribers, follow the directions below.  Be sure to confirm your subscription, otherwise you will not be given the password.

For those who already subscribe to our newsletter... 

Open up the most recent newsletter, scroll down to the bottom.  In the P.S. there is a link to Subscriber Only Freebies as well as the password to access the printables.  

Once you've logged into the Subscriber Only Freebies with the password, all of the printables are listed in alphabetical order.  Just scroll down to the one you are looking for, click on it and print!

We hope you enjoy this printable pack as much as we do!


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6. Click on link and type in password. (The password is cap sensitive.)

7. Find the printable pack you are looking for listed in alphabetical order, click on it, and viola! 

We hope you enjoy your free printable. 

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Fraction Reduction Chart (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

 In case you haven't noticed, we're preparing for an epic study of fractions in the new year.  The kids are ready. We couldn't be more excited.

As my husband and I prepare all of the clip cards in the Ultimate Fraction Bundle for use in our classroom, we've been discussing what other resources will help the kids in their endeavor to master fractions.

One thing that's come up several times is a Fraction Reduction Chart to reference.  Dinomite in particular loves reference charts to help him when he's learning new concepts and is feeling insecure about his abilities.

Today we're sharing our new Fraction Reduction Chart with you as part of our 12 Days of FREE Chrsitmas Printables.

12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables: Fraction Reduction Chart

FREE Fraction Reduction Chart

Today's FREE Fraction Reduction Chart works hand in hand with the Fractions: Reduction Clip Card Printable Pack included in the the Ultimate Fractions Bundle.  The answer to every clip card can be found on this chart.  

It is the ultimate control!  And I must say, it looks pretty cool, especially for those who love numbers.

FREE Fraction Reduction Chart

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6. Click on link and type in password. (The password is cap sensitive.)

7. Find the printable pack you are looking for listed in alphabetical order, click on it, and viola! 

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Countries of Africa Writing Outline (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

Today, the day after Christmas, was especially relaxing.  We slept in. The kids played outside.  Christmas boxes, ribbons, and tags were packed up.  We ate left overs.  All the while I was thinking about the start of the new year and getting back to learning, especially our geography studies.

This year the kids expressed interest in learning all about Africa, country by country.  We've studied Africa as a continent several times before, but never broken it down by country.  

To be completely honest, the task sounded quite daunting.  There are 54 (and 2 disputed) countries after all!

A study of Africa country by country provided a unique challenge and so many questions.  
  • How do I keep things Montessori?  
  • How do I use the materials?
  • How do I expand on what the kids already know?
  • How do I teach about each individual country?
This is how the Countries of Africa Writing Outline was born.  I'm sharing it and explaining to you how it works as Day 2 of our 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables.

12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables Day 2: Countries of Africa Writing Outline

I hope you enjoy this FREEBIE as much as I do.  Please remember that it is a Subscriber's Only Freebie.  If you would like a copy, you must subscribe to our free newsletter by following the directions at the bottom of this post.

FREE Montessori-inspired Countries of Africa Writing Outline

 Countries of Africa Writing Outline

The Countries of Africa Writing Outline is a three page document that can be used for every country on the continent.  You may choose to complete all three pages, or just choose the ones that match the learning interests of your child.

Page 1: Country Map Coutline



The first page of the writing outline includes a large square for students to trace the outline of the country from their Montessori Puzzle Map of Africa.  Once the outline is traced students can label and color it the same color as it is on the Montessori Puzzle Map.

If you have a student who loves maps, you can also challenge them to trace the surrounding countries, labeling and coloring those as well.  Oceans can also be colored and labeled.

Page 2: Country Flag and Interesting Facts

The second page of the printable includes a rectangle where students can draw the country flag.  My kids LOVE studying and drawing flags.  This aspect of their country study is definitely a favorite.



If you're looking for flags to print out in the shape and form of nomenclature cards, the Montessori-inspired Africa Unit Printable Pack Bundle includes them.


You can also find them in the form of wordstrips in the Montessori-inspired Countries of Africa Writing Strips printable.

Whichever form you choose to use, I recommend printing, laminating, and placing them on a ring in alphabetical order for easy access and searching abilities.

The second section of the second page is a writing prompt. Students write three interesting facts they've learned about the country.

When our kiddos are learning about each country, they read a section from the book Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke.


This is a beautifully illustrated book that shares so many interesting facts and tidbits about each country.  Every time we read about a new place we find ourselves looking up even more information online based on questions and conversations we have.  It has been a fantastic learning experience.

Page 3: If I were to visit I would...

The third page of the writing outline is another writing prompt.  Students are asked what they would choose to do, if they visited the country.  

I love this aspect of our study as it encourages the kids to not just think about facts, but what they'd like to do.  Learning about the country becomes personal. What if you were able to visit?  It's a great question!

Once students have finished writing their answer to the question, they can draw a picture of their visit in the box provided.  For students who enjoy art, this is a HUGE draw!

The Countries of Africa Writing Outline is designed for children in a Montessori Elementary classroom, or for those who are more advanced in a Montessori Preschool setting.  

It's introduced after continent boxes and other continent studies, including work with the Montessori Puzzle Map of Africa.

I hope you enjoy Day 2 of the 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables!  Happy Holiday!


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Prime Numbers Printable Pack (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

 I am a HUGE fan of the 12 Days of Christmas. I love that they start on Christmas Day and carry into the New Year. They're a great reminder for me to slow down and enjoy the holiday season.  

It's also the perfect time to show love and appreciation to my readers by giving you all some new FREE printables.  This is so much easier as I'm not spending all my time preparing for my family Christmas celebration.

So today I'd like to kick off 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables with a fantastic resource for teaching prime numbers!

12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables Day 1: Prime Numbers Printable Pack

As I was creating the Ultimate Fraction Bundle, I realized that my kiddos could really benefit from more practice with prime numbers.  The memorization of prime numbers makes reducing fractions so much easier.  

When I started looking around for prime number resources, I realized there were very few out there.  My kiddos usually need a lot of reinforcing and review, so I decided to create a printable pack to help them.

FREE Montessori-inspired Prime Numers Prinable Pack

The FREE Montessori-inspired Prime Numbers Printable Pack includes four activities that can help kids learn and memorize prime numbers.

The first resource is a set of prime number nomenclature cards.  Prime numbers are in red to distinguish from composite numbers.  

Students can use these cards the traditional Montessori way or as a memory game. I will be laminating them and putting them together with a ring for control purposes.

Second in the printable pack is a set of clip cards.  My kiddos will decide if each card number is a prime or composite number and mark the correct side of the card using a glass bead.

Third in the printable pack is a fill in the dot activity.  Kids use a stamp, glass bead, or other manipulative to mark the circle below the prime number.  

Fourth is a hundred board activity where students mark the prime numbers or fill in the blanks depending on which template you choose to use.

It's my hope that through using these activities my kiddos will be able to feel more confident with their prime numbers and more quickly progress through the Ultimate Fractions Bundle.

FREE Montessori-inspired Prime Numbers Printable Pack

The FREE Montessori-inspired Prime Numbers Printable Pack is a Subscriber's Ony Freebie.  If you would like your own copy, be sure to follow the directions below.

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6. Click on link and type in password. (The password is cap sensitive.)

7. Find the printable pack you are looking for listed in alphabetical order, click on it, and viola!

We hope you enjoy your free printable.

Note: If you are already a newsletter subscriber, open your most recent newsletter. At the bottom you will find a link to the Subscriber Only Freebies page, along with the password in case you forgot it.



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