The Cuisenaire Gattegno Method Of Teaching Mathematics

Can we use one of the other ways of writing the pattern and find equivalent expressions for each of the numbers? Let us use 9 – 2 = 4 + 3; of 10 – (19 – 17) = 2 × 2 +

of 6

Now repeat this with a pattern of your own choice. This is where achievements become more and more surprising. Pupils gradually discover their power to manipulate larger and larger numbers and thoroughly enjoy writing simple relationships in the most complicated ways. A seven year old second grade pupil, for example, wrote these sums from his mat for the number 13: of 39 = 2 × 2 + 3 × 13 × 1 = of 68 +

of 100 + of 2 =

of 6 +

of 6

of 20 + of 56 +

of 1000 + 1 of 50

Progression In Written Exercises In Gattegno’s exercises extensive knowledge of notation is expected from the pupil with no attempt at the usual gradation according to difficulty. This lack of gradation is rendered possible by the ability of the child to manipulate his rods as required by each particular exercise.

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The Cuisenaire Gattegno method of teaching Mathematics
The Cuisenaire Gattegno method of teaching Mathematics

The Cuisenaire Gattegno method of teaching Mathematics