The Cuisenaire Gattegno Method Of Teaching Mathematics
3 The operation then becomes
However, if pupils understand die operation so well that they have no need for the rods, the process can be explained directly from the vertical setting out:
Once introduced, the idea of ‘carrying’ should be practiced often. If necessary, the association between rods and figures can be repeated using crossed rods for totals up to 1000. 3 An important feature of the Cuisenaire-Gattegno method, and one which has not so far been emphasized, is the checking of answers. The habit of using the rods to check answers that have been worked out mentally should always be encouraged.
Published on Nov 18, 2009