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Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set
Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set

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Ages: 4-13
Grade Levels: Preschool-8th

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Product Code: 047-035

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Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set
In the 1980s, when widespread homeschooling in the USA was still in its infancy, I read of a homeschooling mom in Ireland who used multi-colored, multi-length rods to teach her children a variety of mathematical concepts. Using rods in an assortment of ten bright colors to depict numerical values, her children could easily see a multitude of mathematical concepts as they manipulated the rods.

Versatile Mathematical Manipulative!
The process made perfect sense to me, and I knew our children would benefit from such a versatile mathematical manipulative. After a bit of investigative work, I discovered Cuisenaire Rods and we have been enthusiasts ever since. For over fifty years, Cuisenaire Rods have been used to teach a wide variety of mathematical topics such as the basic four operations, fractions, area, solving simple equations, and more.

Preschool Through Eighth Grade
Used in classrooms around the world, this essential learning tool is suitable for preschoolers and on through eighth grade. Set of plastic rods contains seventy-four rods (the smallest rod is a one cm cube, the largest is ten cm long), tray with lid, and an activity guide.

  • Seventy-four rods - the smallest rod is a one cm cube, the largest is ten cm long
  • Tray with lid
  • Activity guide

  • Publisher's Information
    Pages: 24
    Binding: Paperback Booklet
    Publisher: Learning Resources Inc.
    Made In: China & Vietnam
    Consumable: No

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Wonderful September 26, 2011
    Reviewer: Tara Katzman from Brick, NJ United States  
    My daughter HATED math...When using these it gave her a better sense of what the numbers and ideas actually meant. She loves them and I do also! They are bright and sturdy, very nice learning tool!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    2nd Generation Cuisenaire Rods! August 3, 2011
    Reviewer: Kristy Howard from Texas, United States  
    As a homeschool student, these were my FAVORITE math manipulatives.  My siblings and I spent hours playing with these coloreful rods... AFTER we were done with school work!

    Now, as a mother of four young children, I'm excited to add cuisenaire rods to our homeschool curriculum this year.  I look forward to seeing my children enjoy these for years to come!

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Most Popular Manipulative in our House June 30, 2011
    Reviewer: Kirsten from Tacoma, WA United States  
    We have far more math manipulatives that one household needs, but these Cuisenaire Rods are by far the most popular.  We use them mostly in conjunction with Miquon Math, and it's kept things simple for this non-math-minded mom while my son just took off mathematically after using these.  High quality, multi-purpose (little brother likes to build with them, too)--they're worth the price.  Buy two.  And as a side note, I've also seen them used to teach sentence structure, with different colors representing different parts of speech.  They really are multi-purpose!

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    Classic manipulative for many curriculums January 5, 2011
    Reviewer: Tamsyn Spackman from Logan, UT United States  
    I'm using Math-U-See in our home, and I love our textured, colored blocks.  I did a lot of research on different manipulatives before going that way, and my kids love them.  However, Cuisenaire rods are more common and well-known, and many of the math work-books that I have found have activities for rods this size (1cm).  So I bought a set for me, and also a set for my mom, who was really excited to get them.  She had a set a long time ago when I was in school. This is such a great manipulative to have around, and the plastic really is high quality- I can see why the other reviewer would have thought that they were wood.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Great Visual and Hands-on Math Tool November 1, 2010
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from United States  
    We love the Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set!  They are a great hands-on way to give children a very concrete understanding of math concepts.  Even my 4-year-old enjoys working with them.  My boys especially appreciate having such visual and tactile manipulatives to use.  It really seems to help them grasp math concepts easily.  They are also a lot of fun and they do many creative things with them.  The price is great for this quality set and I definitely recommend them!

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