Cuisenaire Rods - 155 plastic rods

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Item #: 006380
EAN: 765023075137
Grades: PreK-8

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Publisher: Cuisenaire
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One of the best investments I've made into our homeschool - I can't believe I haven't reviewed these before!My hsed kids are 55 and 3 and we ALL love Cuisenaire rods I bought them to do a bit of pre-math last year which didn't end up happening but for some weird reason the kids fell in love with the rods They were building staircases and trains and lining them up even without any instruction - they are thoroughly intuitive and I believe they were secretly beginning to learn many math principles at the same timeI ended up buying this as a second set - someone passed their secondhand ones along to me which is a great way to build up a larger collection (which you'll want if you have more than one child using them) I also made an inexpensive "rod tray" using a small dollar-store wooden tray inside which I glued a 1-cm grid I printed on glossy photo paper They love lining the rods up square with the sides of the boxThis year I've started Miquon Orange with my daughter using the rods and it's great that she's already so familiar with them I am looking forward to using them over and over during our homeschool adventure!One note: I don't know if it's because we have rods from three different sets (the older ones I was given plus 2 I bought from Rainbow) but these don't work as I'd hoped with our bucket balance I was hoping the balance could help provide a simple lesson in rod equality - ie "orange rod equals orange rod " or "two oranges plus two reds equals (whatever!) on the other side" But the weights don't work out and the same color does not always have the same weight and the weights are not always correctly proportional Just be aware if you are planning this use for the rods that it may not work - though if you buy all-new rods it might work for you!(ps so we use Funtastic Frogs instead for a "weights" manipulative)
September 25, 2010
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I used these when I was a homeschooled kid, and it made math so much easier. For a long time, I simply did math by visualizing colors in my head. These rods go perfectly with the Miquon math curriculum, which I am also purchasing for my children.
Joe G on Oct 16, 2018
manipulatives are a must for children to fully understand math concepts. Dr. Carmen Riedlinger
Teo R on Jan 30, 2018
I used these when I was a homeschooled kid, and it made math so much easier. For a long time, I simply did math by visualizing colors in my head. These rods go perfectly with the Miquon math curriculum, which I am also purchasing for my children.
Joe G on Oct 16, 2018
To use with the ABC rod books and hopefully the later math concepts later in our homeschooling.
Michelle B on Oct 4, 2018
manipulatives are a must for children to fully understand math concepts. Dr. Carmen Riedlinger
Teo R on Jan 30, 2018
I wanted a good number of rods and your price was the best I found.
Donna K on Jun 1, 2016
This is what I used to learn math and counting when I was in school in the late 70 early 80
Yves B on Oct 27, 2015
To use with the ABC rod books and hopefully the later math concepts later in our homeschooling.
Michelle B on Oct 4, 2018
I wanted a good number of rods and your price was the best I found.
Donna K on Jun 1, 2016
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