Classification (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Classification (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Classification refers to the process of sorting or grouping items according to shared characteristics.[1] Engaging in classification activities is deemed crucial for the construction of the intellect in young children. The Montessori classroom provides numerous opportunities for classification.


Montessori Quotes

  • “It is exactly in the repetition of the exercises that the education of the senses exists; not that the child shall know colors, forms or qualities, but that he refines his senses through an exercise of attention, comparison and judgment.”[2]
  • “The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”[3]