
Re: Is this an exceptionally hard set of questions to answer?
Posted:
Oct 2, 2002 1:08 PM


"Karl M. Bunday" <"kmbunday"@yahoo.de.com.de (remove \".de\" twice to Email)> writes:
> "Magi D. Shepley" wroteÃÂÃÂ¡G > > > For the student with difficulty learning math: > > Cuisinaire rods, and other math manipulatives of this type > > Thanks for the suggestion. I have seen Cuisenaire rods in action > with kids who selfdescribe as liking math, and who appear to have > good math ability according to tests.
I don't know if the following is relevant to the above discussion, but it might be a datum of interest to somebody.
I never had difficulty learning math (and I now have a Ph.D. in math), but my earliest memory of any math class is playing with Cuisenaire rods (though I just learned that's what they're called  I always thought of them as "those coloured wooden rectangular things"). My next memory of any math class is seemingly endless repetition of "2+3=__, 3*7=__". Of those two memories, the Cuisenaire is the happy one.
Kevin.

