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The First Year, Part Two: Numbers and Basic Operations

Workbook
1965 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pupil workbook accompanies the Colour-Factor Set of wooden blocks used for teaching mathematics. This method was devised by Seton Pollock to develop 'number-sense' in young children without burdening them with abstract concepts. Instead, they learn by manipulating a range of brightly coloured blocks into patterns and sequences.
H. A. Thompson wrote a range of books for pupils and teachers, expanding the Colour-Factor method and providing models for activities. This book, with its brightly coloured illustrations, simple instructions and large typeface, was intended to guide pupils through increasingly complex operations.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
paper, printed
Brief Description
Book for pupils using Colour- Factor Set, by H. A Thompson, Heinemann, London, 1965
Physical Description
Cloth covered paperback textbook, of 62 pages. The cover, designed by John Wyatt, is mostly grey and black, with a geometric design in shades of blue and white to represent the wooden blocks of the Colour-Factor set.



The text throughout is large and written in a direct mode of address to the pupil. Unlike Part One, diagrams in this book are not printed in colour, though they can be used as outline templates. There is an increased amount of mathematical notation and the introduction of numbers.

Dimensions
  • Height: 26cm
  • Width: 21.5cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Mark and Julie Miller
Object history
Used by the donor's daughter with the Colour-Factor set. Originally cost 5 shillings.
Summary
This pupil workbook accompanies the Colour-Factor Set of wooden blocks used for teaching mathematics. This method was devised by Seton Pollock to develop 'number-sense' in young children without burdening them with abstract concepts. Instead, they learn by manipulating a range of brightly coloured blocks into patterns and sequences.

H. A. Thompson wrote a range of books for pupils and teachers, expanding the Colour-Factor method and providing models for activities. This book, with its brightly coloured illustrations, simple instructions and large typeface, was intended to guide pupils through increasingly complex operations.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
B.323-2012

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record createdOctober 19, 2012
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