The Cuisenaire Gattegno Method Of Teaching Mathematics

After vertically writing and reading numbers in the following manner: Top line

3

2

9

7

1

3

4

Middle line 7

3

6

7

2

5

7

Bottom line 6

4

8

7

1

5

6

4

9

and then modified slightly, thus: Top line

4

Middle line

2

3

5

Bottom line 6

5

8

8

7

the need for the zero as a ‘place-holder’ is realized when attempts are made at writing the numbers horizontally. Thus the second table becomes Top line

0

0

Middle line 0

3

4

Bottom line 6

2

0

4

0

5

8

5

7

9

0 8

providing, in their horizontal form, the writings which are already known. What is required now for giving the pupils knowledge of the reading and writing of numbers beyond 1000 is to introduce a succession of commas with different names according to where they are placed in the groups of figures.

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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

The Cuisenaire Gattegno method of teaching Mathematics