The Cuisenaire Gattegno Method Of Teaching Mathematics
‘Show me one third as the relation of the orange rod to another length’.
Fractions With Numerators Greater Than One If, in the illustration in Fig. 55, two white rods are now considered, ‘two fifths’ can be introduced, written . The other fractions and can be taught in the same way and at the same time. Each fraction is illustrated with a variety of rods ; thus may be shown with yellow rods, black rods, blue rods and so on. The fractions , , , , . . . are all introduced in the same way ; presents no more difficulty than . The child moves easily from to to using white rods as follows:
These fractions are studied using a wide variety of patterns and the child again sees fractions as relationships, not as fixed patterns.
Published on Nov 18, 2009