I’m currently working on a project creating visual and tangible teaching materials for children struggling with maths. The idea is that the materials should be open source, freely available on the internet as print- outs for parents and schools. I would like to give alternatives to digital learning tools for children with a kinaesthetic or visual understanding. The materials are based on the Montessori philosophy but using new methods at the same time.
Observing children using
the materials, I saw a clear need for good instruction. I would like these materials to be autonomous with video instruction but my observations showed that they seemed to learn more from watching eachother and gaining confidencebefore trying themselves.