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Montessori Numbers is designed to help build sound mathematical foundations in children aged 3-7 by using a concrete, visually significant material inspired from the Montessori methodology.


Learn to understand quantities and numbers, learn the numerals and build numbers from 0 to 1000.


Montessori Numbers offers a sequence of guided activities that gradually help children reinforce their skills. The app can be used with children aged 3-7. Each activity offers several levels of increasing complexity.


1 - Experiment with quantities and learn their names

2 - Learn the numerals and their names

3 - Associate quantities with numerals

4 - Understand the decimal system

5 - Introduce addition and subtraction


Montessori Numbers builds on the iPad’s touch feature, and uses verbal feedback for more efficient learning. The app can pronounce any number between 0 and 1009, and American, British and Australian voices are available.

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Activities ★

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1 to 20

This activity is designed to introduce numbers up to 10 - but since number names up to 20 are also difficult to memorize, we have added a special level for numbers from 11 to 20.

There are 3 levels of difficulty: 0 to 5, 0 to 10 and 11 to 20.

➜ Quantity

In this activity, kids associate quantities to numbers by manipulating units, bars of 10, and squares of 100 to match a given number. As the game is started, an option allows you to hide the numerals to work specifically on the association of number names with quantities.

The child can also touch placed beads to make the app count them, and touch numbers to hear their names.

There are 3 levels of difficulty: 0 to 9, 10 to 99 and 100 to 999.

➜ Numerals

In this activity, number names are to be associated with numerals. As a number name is pronounced, kids are invited to find the corresponding numeral. Kids can freely experiment with numerals and hear the names associated with each numeral they build. The quantity representing the numbers built is also displayed to reinforce the association between quantity and numerals.

There are 3 levels of difficulty: 0 to 9, 10 to 99 and 100 to 999.

➜ Numerals (from Quantity)

In this activity, a quantity is to be associated with a given numeral. The child must build the number that matches the quantity displayed. This is the most complex activity because the child must count the quantity displayed, and then build the number using the numerals.

There are 3 levels of difficulty: 0 to 9, 10 to 99 and 100 to 999.


➜ Building Game:

A game can be started at the end of each activity (availability can be modified in the settings panel). There is no “real” goal to this game - kids can play freely with the materials, thus becoming more familiar with them. Kids can add any material and numeral they want, and build whatever they want.

By default, gravity is simulated and the child can even move the device to make the objects move. Touching the background will create lovely fireworks.
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Common Core State Standards :


This app will help your child in learning the following Common Core State Standards domains:

Counting and Cardinality (K.CC)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking (K.OA, 1.OA.1/2/5) (note that even if operations are implicit in this app, the child learns addition and subtraction by adding and removing beads, and learn strategies to add and subtract mentally)

Number & Operations in Base Ten (K.BNT,1.NBT.1/2/4/5/6, 2.NBT.1/2/3/5/8/9, 3.NBT.1/2). The app is great to deal with place value.

In the majority of public and private schools, children are given abstract symbols as the starting point to learn numbers. They are first taught to count out loud – usually in song format - while being shown how to write the numerals. The problem with this format is that recognizing and writing the numerals and counting to 10 doesn’t indicate an understanding of what the numbers mean.


Maria Montessori believed “what the hand does, the mind remembers”. By using concrete materials during the early, sensitive years, kids taught in a Montessori environment internalize the basic concepts of mathematics more easily. Montessori Numbers is inspired from several traditional Montessori activities and offers concrete hands-on learning materials that make abstract concepts clearer.

"Montessori Numbers is among the best educational apps for young children I've seen. The pacing  is very good and the verbal feedback is very supportive.  I like the way the child's action builds upon 1:1 correspondence in counting.  I appreciate the color coding of place values and the fact that, in the quantity feature, the child gets feedback for what she/he does without the app refusing to give a wrong answer." 

Mary Ellin Logue, Ed.D, Early Childhood Education, University of Maine


This is a great app concept! I love the versatility of working with numbers in multiple approaches.” - Courtney D


This app is great for learning number names, connecting symbols and associating quantities. It’s easy to use and is free of background distractions.” - Amanda S


All in all, the concept behind the Montessori Number Theory is wonderful and educational. The use of Numbers and Symbols is a great way for any child to memorize and compare.” - Dina Maria K


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