The Cuisenaire Gattegno Method Of Teaching Mathematics
Understanding Multiplication Multiplication, being in reality repeated addition, can be introduced as a development of the study of addition by asking the children questions of the following type: Can you make trains of rods of one color only which add up to the length of the orange rod? Which rods have you used in your trains? How many yellow ones are there? How many red ones? How many white ones? Is it true that two times five equals ten? Do you agree with the following writings: 2 + 5 = 10, 5 + 2 = 10, 10 × 1 = 10? The terms ‘factor’ and ‘product’ can also be introduced at this stage.
Understanding Subtraction 1
Questions of the following type can be asked:
The Cuisenaire Gattegno method of teaching Mathematics