Miss Farah

The Learning Carpet!

Posted on: March 11, 2010

What is The Learning Carpet?

It is a permanently gridded, 100 square floor carpet (6’ square and bound on all sides), on which children from Kindergarten to Grade 6, are able to develop their understanding of mathematics and language through kinaesthetic learning.

  • A child’s number sense grows through the patterns observed by the numerical squares
  • Concepts are better understood when linked to actual physical movement, e.g. forward step is addition, backwards is subtraction, right step adds 10, left step subtracts 10

Many concepts, from one-to-one correspondence, to place value, to addition and subtraction with regrouping, to multiplication and division facts, can all be experienced through the constancy of the numerical squares and the walking and placing of the number cards (red side/black side)

Other Uses for The Learning Carpet

  • As an organizer for seriation
  • As a device for non-standard measurement
  • As a means to graph survey and measurement results for data management
  • As a giant analog clock
  • To create and extend patterns
  • To demonstrate symmetry and other forms of transformational geometry
  • To build and note the attributes of geometric shapes
  • As an organizer for language concepts and games
  • To experience mapping skills through coordinate geometry

Using The Learning Carpet-TLC

  • Helps the child to think, reflect and problem solve, while allowing the exploration of new ideas in a non-threatening manner
  • Helps the child learn that process and estimation are key factors in the learning outcome
  • Facilitates individual and group learning
  • Fosters independence, cooperation, confidence and positive self-esteem

Active Learning and The Learning Carpet are Synonymous.Order Now »


Material Specifications:

Yarn: Invista Continuous Filament
Construction: Cut Pile Carpet Bound on all sides
Gauge: 1/10
Weight: 18 oz.
Stitches/Inch: 13.67
Finished Height: .312
Dye Method: Chromajet/Dye Injection
Backing: Polypropylene, Action Bac, and Cushion Foam 40
Density: 4,154
Weight Density:149,539


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