AL Abacus front
AL Abacus, reverse side
In a previous post I talked about the Right Start Level C math program Bruce has been using, and its core component, the AL abacus. I explained about how even though I think the abacus is totally amazing, Bruce hasn’t been too keen on it yet, which made following the specific lesson plans in the Level C teacher guide difficult. He still benefited a lot from the other parts of the program however.
For those of you unfamiliar with the abacus, here’s a cool and (free) link that let’s you explore it online: http://www.alabacus.com/pageView.cfm?pageID=321
Here are also some pictures of two ways to represent 57.
Pretty cool, hunh? Hopefully Jenna will be much more interested in using it when she is ready.