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Gattegno Math, Has anyone used this curriculum from k-12?


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#1 Mamma6

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

Hello, I am exploring Gattegno Math to introduce to all of my children, grades 2,4,7,9. I am looking for any guidance on using this system, pros & cons. Also, can I start them on it so late in the game for my 7 and 9th graders? We will be new to C-rods. Also, is it just an add on curriculum to use with a main curriculum, or is it stand alone. We are usuing Singapore now for 2&4 , Rodd & Staff for 7, and Math U See for 9th, wondered if Gattegno is anything like Math U See.

Thank you for any advice. Thanks so much!



#2 MeaganS

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:23 AM

I don't think you'll find many who have. Most who I've seen use it do so for early elementary and usually as a supplement. From what I've seen in the early grades, gattegno is most similar to Miquon, and neither are similar to MUS.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:58 PM

This page may help.

http://www.playdisco...ull-curriculum/
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#4 Mamma6

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

Thank you for your responses, I know the Gattegno math has 5 math text books, as well as Algebra and Geometery after textbook 5, I was assuming it went at least to grade 5 or 6. Maybe I need to look into Miquon. Thank you so much for your input  :001_smile:



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:27 PM

I'd say that although the rods can be used for advanced topics, it's hard for me to convince my kids to use them once they've got a strong conceptual grasp or the ability to think through problems abstractly. (And I guess there's no reason to do so except I think the rods are SO cool.) I would just say from my own experience not to spend any money, if possible, on rod books for your older kids. My oldest just pretended to use the rods to complete the assignments until she thought I wasn't looking. (At which point, I said she could solve them any way she wanted.) Google rod activities for whatever topics they're working on in their other curricula, or pay them to work through Gattegno's activities with the little kids (because handling the rods is helpful at any age). Can it stand alone? Yes, in my opinion, but like any curriculum-- it really depends on how successfully you see your kids learning from it.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

Thank you Hive Mind Queen Bee, that sounds like a good approach. I may grab the first book for my youngest with the rods, test it out and see how we feel. My 2cnd and 9th graders are the ones that need more help, they are both very visual. I am interested in Gattegno also because the creator Caleb Gattegno seems like a brillliant man, speaking 40 languages and pioneering several programs the way that he did. I plan to read up more on him and learn more about his techniques, just because they are so interesting! Thanks so much for your input!


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