One of our students, Iris, age 11, from San Leandro, did not like math, but that all changed when she invented Cat Math. It is her way of understanding long division, and that understanding helped her to enjoy math. In Cat Math, the cats represent a numeric code, and provide a way to visualize numbers.

The Montessori philosophy is to follow the interest of the children and support their discoveries.  Iris's love of animals served to support and guide her comprehension in math.

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We are currently fundraising for a trip to China to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations program and are selling Cat Math T-shirts as part of that fundraising effort. We hope you will help to support our goal of selling 50 shirts. Click here for details and to purchase a shirt.

 Read about Iris in the San Leandro Times