Alternative Math Training A Great Success!

 In Partner Schools, Quality Schools Program

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.

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  • Jayne Engle-Warnick

    Eric- thanks for these informative videos! hope you’re well, Jayne

  • Erik

    Hi Jayne – My pleasure. Thanks for viewing! hope things are well by you, too. Please give my best to Jim and the kids. Erik

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