Know what's cool? The way Walden starts teaching math! Montessori Bead Work makes things visual as well as manipulative - your child can see what is happening while moving the beads - it's not just traditional, rote memorization. Who can resist the spell cast by a lovely and organized cabinet of colorful beads, especially alongside colored pencils and small pieces of paper for drawing the work? Figuring out the sums and equations comes first, and then feeling the accompanying pride follows. Check out the slide show above to see how your child will be entranced by (and master) this magical math!