Born 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy, Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, developed a unique educational approach that for nearly 100 years has been successfully applied to millions of children worldwide, starting with children with learning difficulties and extending today to children of all intellectual and socio-economic levels.
The Montessori method considers every child to be intelligent and highly capable of learning when placed in an environment and with materials that provide them with respect and privacy. It includes three key elements:
With high-quality manipulatives, Three Period Lessons, multi-sensory lessons, and respectful language throughout, ShillerMath helps children to learn math and language arts and to become productive members of society throughout their lives.
Multi-Sensory with Catchy Songs
Our Montessori-based curricula is so effective because it recognizes that children have four primary learning styles:
|Style||How||Nerves that connect to the brain|
|Visual||Reading and viewing pictures from a lesson book||The retina and optic nerve|
|Tactile||Playing with manipulatives||Nerve cells in the skin|
|Auditory||Listening and singing to music||Auditory nerve|
|Kinesthetic||Moving the body||Nerve cells deep in the muscles|
Our songs are fully integrated into the curriculum. Children - and surprisingly, parents - love them. Take a listen!
Works for All Students
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Pinpoint Placement Testing
ShillerMath provides a battery of diagnostic tests that:
1. Pinpoint exactly what holes exist in a child's understanding; and
2. Specify exactly what lessons to revisit to fix the problem
When children successfully complete the ShillerMath tests, they score well on standardized testing that is becoming the norm in middle schools and have the concepts, tools, and approach to make future learning fun and rewarding.
Have a 6 (or 13) year old? Other products say, OK, here's the 1st (or 8th) grade curriculum, that's where you start. But what if your child - of any age - has holes in his or her Kindergarten or even pre-K math or language arts foundation? Because the exact activities to complete are shown for each incorrect answer, these tests ensure that every student has a solid foundation before new concepts are introduced, avoiding the boring repetition of easy activities your child already knows and focusing instead on problem areas.
Take tests here: Kit I Diagnostic Tests (pre-K to 3rd grade)Kit II Diagnostic Tests (4th grade to pre-algebra) Fractions Diagnostic Tests (Tests are fully refundable with kit purchase.)
Beautiful, High-Quality, and Long-Lasting Manipulatives
High quality materials and workmanship are the hallmarks of ShillerMath Montessori-based manipulatives. You and your child will appreciate the color, functionality, and sturdiness of each of the manipulatives.Explore!
Lesson books are beautifully printed in four colors, with sturdy covers and heavy-weight pages, that lay flat for use anywhere.
To appeal to all the senses, ShillerMath includes songs specifically written for ShillerMath by Ron Brown, the acclaimed children's entertainer and educator. Children love to dance and sing to the catchy tunes, and to listen in the car. Enjoy The Fiddle Man, one of over 100 ShillerMath songs
ShillerMath provides everything you need for a long-living, comprehensive, and Montessori-based home study curriculum.
Unparalleled Customer Support
We're with you every step of the way. When you purchase a ShillerMath kit, you get free and timely access to the legendary ShillerMath support team by phone or email for every question or issue, no matter how small. No other curriculum vendor offers this level of quality support.
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Free 90-Day Larry's Club Private Membership
Get the comfort and security that comes from being part of an involved ShillerMath Customer Community. For a low annual fee, you'll have access to:
Weekly video tips
Free curriculum updates
15-minute guaranteed response time during normal hours
One-on-one consultation with Larry for your specific situation. Parents pay Larry $750/hour for tutoring - but with Larry's Club it's yours free.
Free monthly downloads of our QuickFix "Now I Get It!" Series
A like-minded community of ShillerMath customers to share experiences and best practices
Free replacement of manipulatives should you ever need it
All ShillerMath customers receive a complimentary 90-day Larry's Club membership
Zero Lesson Preparation: All Lessons are Scripted
Imagine a math or language arts curriculum where you don't need to spend a minute preparing for a lesson.
With ShillerMath, educators don't need to know Montessori or math/language arts and there's ZERO lesson preparation time: everything you need to say is in quotes and complete instructions are provided for every lesson.
Contrast this time-saving approach with that of other curricula that require time-wasting, mind-numbing videos or texts before teaching - and learning - can begin.
Take a look for yourself. Check out these sample lessons from each of our books:Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book F Language Arts Book 1 Language Arts Book 2 Language Arts Book 3 Language Arts Book 4
Just open to the first page of a Lesson Book and start reading what is in quotes. The best part of the scripting is that children age 6 or older may read most of their own directions, letting children take control of their own learning as soon as they are developmentally ready to do so.
Because the words are already prepared for you by math, behavioral, and educational experts, you'll avoid the most common errors parents make when helping their children learn math. It's like having the world's top educators right there in your home. And should you or your child need personal attention toll-free phone support is included FREE with every purchase. Do a free personal lesson plan
Multi-Year Kits Have Everything You Need
Every ShillerMath kit includes everything a parent and child need to achieve learning success. And there's no more stressful, annual shopping for curriculum. With ShillerMath, you're covered:
Carefully structured and eye-pleasing lessons and activities See free sample lessons from Book 2
Corny but catchy songs that integrate directly with the curriculum Enjoy Alien Even and Odd, one of over 100 ShillerMath songs
Comprehensive diagnostic tests that identify and fill holes in your child's knowledge foundation (available separately for $19.95 each; refundable with kit purchase) Kit I (pre-K to 3rd grade) Kit II (4th grade to pre-algebra)Fractions Language Arts ALanguage Arts B
Worksheets and tracking sheets
A complete set of manipulatives (objects that students play with to explore, discover, and cement important principles) Explore!
FREE consumable replacement
FREE toll-free phone (888-556-MATH) and email support
One Kit Serves Every Child in the Family
Once you invest in a ShillerMath kit, it's good for all the children in your family. Our lifetime manipulatives stand the test of time, even for families with five or more children. Why buy a new curriculum for each child?
Free Consumable Downloads
Whether you have one child or ten, every child has their own lesson plan because every ShillerMath kit includes free downloads of consumable lessons.
Virtual Kit Option
Already have Montessori manipulatives? Choose our virtual kit option and save. Get all the lesson books, answer guides, worksheets, manipulative printouts, and mp3 songs in a convenient download for a fraction of the cost.