ERIC Number: ED064046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Pure Number Curriculum Guide, Sections A, B, and C.
Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).
Included are three curriculum guides, Section A, Section B, and Section C, which are concerned with the development of number concepts in elementary school, through the use of Cuisenaire rods. Small group and individual instruction are encouraged, and many suitable learning activities are suggested. Section A is introductory and covers number names, one-to-one correspondence, ordinal and cardinal numbers and familiarization with the Cuisenaire materials. Section B develops the operations of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division in terms of the rods and their color. Equality of different combinations of rods, and manipulation of these combinations are stressed. Mastery of this section is emphasized as a prerequisite for later success in the arithmetic program. The aim of Section C is to translate the relations between rod lengths (found in Section B work) into relations between the numbers from one to ten. Included in Section C is work on recording, manipulating and solving equations, both with and without the support of the manipulative materials. Fractions are also introduced in this section. (MM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Cuisenaire Materials