# Foam Cuisenaire® Rods Introductory Set

Reinforce key math topics with Cuisenaire Rods

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Cuisenaire Rods help students relate abstract ideas about numbers and shapes to something students can see and touch. They make mathematical ideas easier to internalize and frequently allow students to understand and solve problems they might not otherwise be able to solve. Provide endless opportunities to introduce, investigate, and reinforce key math topics such as addition, subtraction, geometry, measurement, multiplication, and division.

PRODUCT PERKS

• Great for exploring whole numbers, fractions, measurement, ratio, area, perimeter, symmetry, congruence, three-dimensional geometry, patterns, and functions.
• Cuisenaire Rods come in 10 colors — white, red, green, purple, yellow, dark green, black, brown, blue, and orange
• Each color and rod corresponding to a specific length from 1 centimeter to 10 centimeters — orange-10 cm, blue-9 cm, brown-8 cm, black-7 cm, dark green-6 cm, yellow-5 cm, purple-4 cm, green-3 cm, red-2 cm, white-1 cm
• Soft, durable, and quiet foam material

WHAT TO TEACH

Counting - Add a small quantity to a large quantity.

Multiplication and Division - Explore multiplication and division through multiplicative reasoning.

Fractions - Understand and explore equivalent fractions, compare fractions, common denominator, and add/subtract fractions.

Geometry and Measurement - Explore spatial relationships by making flat designs or by stacking them to make three-dimensional designs.

RESOURCES

FREE SAMPLE LESSONS

Math Tasks Cuisenaire Rods: Growing Every Day View Sample Lesson

INCLUDES

• Set of 74 Foam Cuisenaire Rods
• 4 orange
• 4 blue
• 4 brown
• 4 black
• 4 dark green
• 4 yellow
• 6 purple
• 10 green
• 12 red
• 22 white

Area of Focus: Math Fractions, Decimals and Percents(Math) Fractions, Decimals and Percents(Math) 5-13 K-8 IN91045 In Stock