AKASH What are the advantages of using virtual manipulatives over their physical counterparts? Is there really a difference between the two? According to researchers, the answer is not really, there’s no difference when it comes to their effectiveness as a teaching aid.
When Dr. Caleb Gattegno first observed students learning math with colored wooden rods, he later wrote, “I witnessed a miracle in education where there are so few.” The students Gattegno observed lived in Thuin, a small town in Belgium. Their teacher—and the creator of the rods—was a man named Georges Cuisenaire. And thus, the world… Continue reading Cuisenaire Rods (Whole Numbers)