It was night time. The Mullah was on his knees searching for something under a lamp post in the street. His friend Parviz came along. “What are you doing Nasruddin?” “Looking for my keys Parv.” “OK, I’ll help you then.” They carried on looking for a while, then Parviz said, “Are you sure you dropped them here?’ “Oh, no Parv, I dropped them in the middle of the street but there’s no light for looking there.”
Benny Thompson has lots of Nasruddin tales…
‘Not till we are lost … do we begin to find ourselves and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.’ Thoreau
“This method is not something to be learnt by heart and then reproduced; you will learn by using it, and you will master it by years of experience”.
Madeleine Goutard, “Advice to newcomers”, Talks for Primary School Teachers
“The outstanding results achieved by the Cuisenaire-Gattegno method have made the present primary school curriculum and courses of study in mathematics completely out of date.” Madelaine Goutard, 1963