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Mrs. Post replied to the topic Tessellations in the forum MATHCamp 2018 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I like the system too. On the tessellations, we tried to make several of the same kind and glue them onto another sheet of paper. We had the exact same problem. We created just one from a square and made it a pattern and traced around it onto another sheet. Much better!

Miss Lacy replied to the topic Constraints in the forum Teacher’s Notebook Page 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I tackled constraints for staircases in my staircase task cards. There is a lot you can do but I can expand on what I didn’t do.
Create a staircase of odd numbers that is plus 2. Is there another plus staircase that is made of only odd numbers? Plus 3? Plus 4? Plus 5? Why or why not?
Create an even staircase that is plus 2. Is there…[Read more]

Miss Lacy replied to the topic Tessellations in the forum MATHCamp 2018 4 months, 2 weeks ago
so off topic but I love how you don’t have to check the link. It just shows up automatically. I might have posted this sooner if I knew that. Here is to getting it together this month. lol

Miss Lacy replied to the topic Tessellations in the forum MATHCamp 2018 4 months, 2 weeks ago
That cat is mesmerizing.
One of the difficulties I find is cutting out several rectangles/squares of the same size. If you don’t cut perfectly, it just doesn’t have the same effect and try getting kids to cut just right even with a template. smh, sooo
In my lazinessness, I just decided that we would use whole pieces of construction paper.…[Read more]

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Mrs. Post replied to the topic Following interest in the forum Preschool to Early Elementary 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Sorry I didn’t see this post. I don’t think so. We didn’t. And Goutard certainly didn’t. Later in Gattegno’s career, they decided to introduce big numbers fairly quickly. Right after 110, and if you look through Goutard’s material she introduces very, very early on.

Mrs. Post started the topic Ball Story in the forum Starting Points – Open Ended Math Scenarios 5 months, 3 weeks ago
This Starting Point came from my blog post. If you want to share your noticing and wonderings, the stories your kids come up with for the image and the story problems you create that would be great!

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Laura replied to the topic Wallchart, counters and pack of cards in the forum Preschool to Early Elementary 6 months ago
Thank you so much for the information. I’m actually in the UK so I’ll look into the links.
Laura

Mrs. Post replied to the topic Wallchart, counters and pack of cards in the forum Preschool to Early Elementary 6 months ago
I think I answered this on another thread. But I’m not sure. So I will do it again.
The wallcharts and cardboard material were used by Gattegno and are basically out of print. Your students don’t really need them. I don’t use them. The only place that I know what has them is Cuisenaire UK. There is a poster with the colored rods on it and then a…[Read more]

Mrs. Post replied to the topic Just Started? Begin here. in the forum Start Here 6 months ago
Most kids figure out on their own what the number names of the rods would be if w=1. And usually, that is the name we would give to the rod, but not always.
Kids generally don’t have a problem switching back and forth. Some students with color blindness and ones who are not used to using the rods may struggle in the beginning. But they make the…[Read more]

Amber Giganti replied to the topic Just Started? Begin here. in the forum Start Here 6 months ago
Thank you! For Miquon, number names were learned for the rods within the first few lessons. Hopefully, it won’t be too much of a struggle to change our way of looking at then 🙂

Mrs. Post replied to the topic Just Started? Begin here. in the forum Start Here 6 months ago
Two issues, one is giving the rods a number name. In Gattegno, the rods have no number names. One can be anything. Here is a video for you to understand why:
The second issue is using the letter names. I would say yes, you need to use the letter names to study algebra and with Gattegno algebra comes before arithmetic. What we mean by algebra is…[Read more]

Amber Giganti replied to the topic Just Started? Begin here. in the forum Start Here 6 months ago
We are about to get started with Gattegno’s Textbook 1 and our task cards from PDL. We have been using Cuisenaire Rods with Miquon and Singapore Math for the past year, so my 7 and 5 year old already know and reference them by their numerical name. When we start next month, should I insist that we start referring to our rods by color name vs t…[Read more]

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Mrs. Post replied to the topic Constraints in the forum Teacher’s Notebook Page 6 months ago
Some constraints for trains:
Find all twocars trains for a single rod.
Find all threecar trains for a single rod.
Find all threecar trains for all rods larger than a light green. Compare the number of trains. Is there a pattern? Can you predict the number of trains?
Find all the permutations of all trains for the blue rod. Permutations are…[Read more]  Load More