Generally, it has always been said that learning mathematics is boring for most children. This affirmation is based on the learning of basic operations through the application of traditional rules and methodology. Nowadays the appreciation of the "bone" of the subject that mathematics supposes is ch
Generally, it has always been said that learning mathematics is boring for most children. This affirmation is based on the learning of basic operations through the application of traditional rules and methodology.
Nowadays the appreciation of the "bone" of the subject that mathematics supposes is changing thanks to a new procedure called: "Algorithm Method Based on Numbers" created by professor and philosopher Jaime Montero. It is the ABN method for children to learn mathematics. What is the ABN method for children to learn mathematics
The ABN Method for learning mathematics arises by chance from the idea of encouraging mental calculation through everyday objects (buttons, chopsticks, clothespins, etc.) and where
It is proposed that students learn at their own pace, in a natural way from close and manipulable situations. With this method we want to respond to a series of problems that arise from the traditional method of calculation that small children learn such as:
- The lack of reasoning ability in solving problems.
- The deficient level of mental calculation of the general population.
- The negative attitude of children towards learning mathematics.
- The low results obtained by these in the subject.
This method began to be applied in the 2008-2009 academic year in two schools in Cadiz (Spain). The achievements and results that have been achieved with this method have made them expand rapidly throughout Spain and even in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile or Argentina.
This method allows the child to understand what he does when solving operations or problems.
In addition, it helps you to calculate mentally in a simple and natural way, this allows you to improve in your ability to solve problems. The ABN method has a series of characteristics that define it: - It is an open system.
There is no single way to do it, it can be solved by each child in a different way, depending on their abilities and their development. In contrast to the traditional ones that do not allow the alteration of the established rule based on the application based on the nonsensical memorization of a set of pre-established instructions. - It is based on complete numbers.
That is to say, in the traditional method we work with figures that are separated from the number we are dealing with. In the ABN method, numbers are always combined in their entirety as they are. Benefits of the ABN method of mathematics for children
It is a method that is increasingly applied in the classrooms of schools due to the benefits and strengths that this procedure brings.
Improves the calculation ability which is based on the domain of numbering without the need for added tricks. -
It is a method that adapts to the student . There is not only one way to calculate so the child can choose the path to follow when solving problems and calculations.-
Help the development of self-confidence . This method helps to lose the fear of facing operations.-
Makes children more creative . The open nature of the method makes it possible to create new operations that simplify the procedure.-
Provides quality to learning . Thanks to all the above, this method allows to raise the level and advance the natural learning of contents of later stages.-
It contributes to the subject of mathematics playful character. It is a game where personal challenges are proposed that increase the motivation towards new learning. -
Increase the satisfaction of both teachers and parents. This method can be applied in levels from 3 years of age in children.