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The Cuisenaire Gattegno Method Of Teaching Mathematics

6 Using the distribution of a sum over another (4 × 9) + (4 × 20) + (30 × 9) + (30 × 20):

From these examples it should be agreed that any of the multiplications set out horizontally can also be set out vertically. Pupils must first master this vertical notation before any attempt is made to introduce ‘carrying’. For this reason (and others) it would be advisable to postpone the introduction of the process until pupils are well advanced in the multiplication of numbers up to 1000. The steps to be taken then are listed below. 1

Demonstrating ‘carrying’ in association with the rods. Teachers will be able to devise a method similar to that adopted for addition. 274

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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