Alternative Math Training A Great Success!
March 19, 2011
Yesterday marked the last day of a week-long training Haiti Partners held on alternative mathematics. The approach – developed by Caleb Gattengo (1911-1988) – was presented by Dr. Arthur Powell and interpreted by long-time associate, Esaie Pierre, both with ELAT – Elevating Learning Above Teaching. The Gattegno approach to math uses manipulatives – small, colored & measured rods – to teach students how to think mathematically without relying solely on the memorization of formulas, as is typically the case in Haiti. For more on ELAT’s innovative approach to education, click here.
The training was attended by over 65 educators, representing 6 organizations and many more schools. Great thanks to AMURT for hosting the training, Aurthur and Esaie for presenting it, and Hannah and Peter Meadow for organizing it!
*For more pictures from the training, click here.