Arithmetic Teaching ApparatusBlocks and Bars
In the early twentieth century, the Italian educator Maria Montessori introduced a variety of apparatus for introducing young children to ideas about numbers and arithmetic. In the mid-twentieth century, the German-born American teacher Catherine Stern and the Belgian educator Georges Cuisenaire developed systems of teaching about numbers and arithmetic with wooden blocks.
"Arithmetic Teaching Apparatus - Blocks and Bars" showing 1 items.
Look and See! Touch and Feel! Training the Senses of Children from Six to Fourteen years of Age with New Play Materials
- Documentation received with Catherine Stern's apparatus for teaching arithmetic suggests how her ideas changed over time. This publication from about 1939 describes apparatus aimed at generally training the senses rather than teaching about numbers and arithmetic.
- For Stern's later apparatus, see 2005.0229.01 and 2005.0229.02. Other documentation is part of transaction 2005.3100.
- Currently not on view
- date made
- ca 1939
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- nonaccession number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center