Chapter 7 The Study Of Numbers Up To 20

Some indication of the wide range of mathematical concepts which can be studied with the Cuisenaire rods has been given. Any teacher following the Cuisenaire-Gattegno course has the freedom to devise whatever situation he desires as an experience in addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. He is not restricted to any particular group of numbers for the demonstration of these concepts. Using the rods, he can just as easily demonstrate that seven fives equal thirty-five as he can that two fours equal eight. His aim is not the study of number facts but the use of number as a vehicle for the expression of these ideas which lead to the understanding of the four operations. Even when he limits his pupilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences to numbers from 1 to 10 he is not bound to use these numbers in any definite order. It will however be found most practicable to confine the pupilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; earliest experiences to small numbers and proceed gradually to

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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