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.
Counting - Add a small quantity to a large quantity.
Addition and Subtraction - Introduce students to addition and subtraction through additive reasoning.
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.