Question about Knobless cylinders

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  1. Helena

    Helena New Member

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    Jul 23, 2008

    hi!

    Concerning the knobless cylinders....

    Can someone please tell me why we present the yellow box first instead of the others?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
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  3. Pattypoo

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    Jul 23, 2008

    The yellow set matches set one of the Knobbed cylinders.
     
  4. Yenna

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    Jul 23, 2008

    Interesting.
    In my training (AMI) we present the red box first because only 2 of the variables change. But the order is not very important at this stage, since (presumably) the child has had alot of repetition with all of the cylinder blocks.
     
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    http://montessorimom.com/knobless-cylinders/

    Here is a link to the presentation of the Knobless and Knobbed cylinders.

    Yellow-Knobbed Cylinder Block 1
    Green-Knobbed Cylinder Block 2
    Red- Knobbed Cylinder Block 3
    Blue-Knobbed Cylinder Block 4
     
  6. Yenna

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    Patty, so why is yellow first?
     
  7. Pattypoo

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    Because it matches the cylinder block 1.
     
  8. Yenna

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    I did realize that, sorry. I was referring to the theory about having that particular set be the first in the presentation order. Why is that set first with the cylinder blocks, too?
     
  9. Pattypoo

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    It may be because Block 1 and 2 are easier because they vary in 3 dimensions and block 4 is the most difficult because it only varies in one dimension. I would assume that is the reason to present the knobless cylinders along with the matching knobbed cyls. If there is another reason, then I am not aware. Truthfully, the kids in the classroom really don't take this work off the shelf too much after the beginning of the year. We do some of the extension work such as tracing from biggest to smallest, etc. to make books.
     
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    I think it depends upon the interest of the child, really. I know there's a reason for it, but if a child is interested in one color over the other, I usually let them choose.
     

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