Learning Mathematics at this age is not repetitive rote learning, Mathematics is abstract and children understand this abstraction when there is sufficient preparation so Dr. Maria Montessori made materials in other areas so that when the child eventually comes to math, he understands the complex idea of counting within the system of numeration. In the House of Children, we provide him with concrete materials and then slowly move on to the abstract. We thus begin math with the Number Rods where the child will now count with understanding.