Educate or Accommodate? Montessori at a Crossroad

Several years ago, while researching children’s understanding of place value in both Montessori and non-Montessori environments, I made a surprising discovery, but not about math!  As I worked with the children, I observed that the children in Montessori environments responded to my questions with assurance and confidence (even when they were wrong).  Conversely, many of…

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