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Benson, Ian
Experiences with early algebra.
Prim. Math. 19, No. 2, 2326 (2015).
2015
Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
EN
H22
H32
U62
D52
early algebra
Gattegno's pedagogy
Cuisenaire rods
written symbols
arithmetic operators
From the text: Mathematical writing helps learners to recognise that they are working at the same time at four different levels. These are: the activity of putting coloured rods end to end to form a ``train"; the recognition that there are many ways to choose a pair of colours to combine; the simultaneous perception of the train and its component rods; and the awareness that the written sum is both inherent in the train and distinct from it.