What is it?
Arithmetic Village is a series of five short, rhyming books which introduce the fundamental maths concepts necessary for more advanced mathematical reasoning – place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
The books are supported by three downloadable activity packets containing 100+ worksheets and “open ended” activities. These are designed to reinforce the key concepts through multidisciplinary, light-hearted activities.
The worksheets can be printed and laminated or placed in a plastic file for reuse with a wipe off marker.
They can also be duplicated on a chalkboard, in the sand or any other surface.
Arithmetic Village is intended to be an individualized, learn-at-your-own-pace, math supplement.
The program works best if each child makes their own manipulative kit – a treasure chest, which can be individually decorated and filled with 10 sacks that each holds 10 jewels. This enables children to play with equations up to 100.
Arithmetic Village was created by a teacher and mother to encourage a love of math while preserving the sacred journey of childhood. The program was conceived over 15 years ago with hopes that children everywhere have access to whimsical, creative approaches to math.
A teacher, early childhood director, staff trainer, a parent educator and most importantly, a mom of three daughters was active in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has experience in montessori, waldorf and traditional school settings.
She believes learning can be effortless, gentle and fun.Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org