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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I love geometrical patterns

After we have offered a child material 
suitable for promoting the development of the senses, 
we should wait for his powers of observation to unfold.
--Maria Montessori

Repurposed tile samples:

Perhaps this is the Montessori child in me, but I just love to look at patterns.  One of my friends pointed that out while we sorted through fabric the other day.  These tile samples are interesting to see and touch.  You can make a rubbing or count the tiles.  You can teach language about the shapes.  Students can copy the patterns on paper or with mosaic tiles.  In short, these are really fun.  

Images of Montessori Parquetry (like mosiacs)

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