This charming story introduces the concept of numbers just the way Montessori recommends — by counting, estimating, grouping, and self-directed exploration. The premise is simple: a young boy goes on a journey around his neighborhood to “count” a very large number: 4,962,571.
The abstract concept of a really big number becomes concrete as the child satisfies his thirst for knowledge. Wonderful inspiration for children to explore the world of numbers. Enthusiastically endorsed by many Montessorians. Hardcover, 32 pages. Ages 6 and up.