Book 1 and 2 of Child's Play Maths is a program that introduces maths concepts to children through the natural process of play, games and open ended activities. Adopting this approach through the medium of Cuisenaire rods, the most precise arithmetical model ever devised, ensures young children gain an understanding of maths concepts generally considered too advanced for them.
The rods themselves embrace all the learning styles and provide links to language and art. They help children access the most powerful abilities the brain possesses and this ‘brain friendly’ approach is often referred to as ‘whole brain’ or ‘accelerated’ learning.
Child's Play Maths consists of over 60 units of work and is applicable to every year group. It has also been eused successfully with parents who failed to grasp maths concepts the first time around.
This program is not just about maths – it is about learning, specifically learning how to learn. Through interaction with the program your child will acquire generic learning skills that will stand him/her in good stead whatever activity he/she is engaged in.
“I love this approach to teaching math with my students. . .”
Eugenia B. (Teacher)
“This is a wonderful program. . . I highly recommend this product and this ingenious approach to Math.” Christine Hindle – The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
Units covered in Part One alone include:
UNIT 1 About Cuisenaire Rods
UNIT 2 Cuisenaire Rods & the School
UNIT 3 Incidental Learning
UNIT 4 Vocabulary
UNIT 5 Important Words and Phrases
UNIT 6 Developing Memory Recall
UNIT 7 Mental Imaging Games
UNIT 8 Cardinal Number.
UNIT 9 Staircases
UNIT 10 Staircases and Mental Agility.
UNIT 11 Extended Staircases
UNIT 12 Staircases and Multiplication
UNIT 13 Language Development.
UNIT 14 Introducing Signs +
UNIT 15 Signs < >
UNIT 16 Signs =
UNIT 17 Brackets.
UNIT 18 Signs -
UNIT 19 Signs x
UNIT 20 Signs ÷
UNIT 21 Signs: Fractions as Operators
UNIT 22 Reviewing Where We’ve Been
UNIT 23 The Importance of Questions
UNIT 24 Partitions of Length
UNIT 25 Families of Equivalent Factors and
UNIT 26 Families of Equivalent Subtraction
UNIT 27 Families of Equivalent Fractions
UNIT 28 The First Phase: An Overview