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Chapter 12 Discovering Systematic Procedures

Care has been taken throughout these discussions not to confuse operations as mathematical concepts with the various procedures associated with them. This explains the relatively long period devoted to providing experience with the four operations before any one procedure was selected and adopted. Indeed it has been seen that the Cuisenaire-Gattegno course provides pupils with a broad background and a wide choice of methods. Through the Cuisenaire rods, pupils have been allowed to discover methods for themselves, the teacher’s role being reduced to creating situations in which the need for them would arise. These methods may be regarded by some adults as rudimentary and inelegant, but, as in the case of child art, this is a feature of the arithmetic of children, particularly in the early stages when

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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

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