Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set - 74 Plastic Rods

Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set - 74 Plastic Rods

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Category Description for Introduction to Cuisenaire Rods:

Get acquainted with rods! Set contains 74 rods and a Learning with Cuisenaire Rods Teacher Guide. Use for a single child with Miquon or other activity books/kits.




Category Description for Miquon Math Labs:

Math is not just numbers! Using Cuisenaire rods, Miquon Math Labs allows children to model numbers and operations concretely. It uses a hands-on, pattern-building, discovery method that fosters independence and creativity in problem solving. The unique page-numbering format of the program allows for flexibility - use each book straight through, covering a variety of topics, or use only the pages in each book relating to a specific topic (easily identified by the alpha-numeric page numbering system).

Instead of holding off on more difficult math topics until later grades, the Miquon approach is unique in teaching all four basic math operations in Grade 1 - plus fractions, clock arithmetic, area, volume and factoring. This builds confidence in children as they see how the basic operations are intterrelated and takes the "mystery" out of these otherwise-delayed topics. By Grade 3, children understand different base systems and graph algebraic equations!

These are not typical workbooks that test what a child already has learned, but lab sheets - teaching pages. Children are shown that, while there is only one correct solution, there are different ways to arrive at it, and it encourages them to develop their own techniques. The "standard" approach is not always the best. For example, which is easier, to teach borrowing and carrying for a problem like 400 - 298 or to teach the the child to restate the problem as 398 - 298 + 2 or 400 - 300 + 2? Techniques like these really help to develop mental dexterity in problme solving. After using Miquon with our seven children, we can attest that this program has promoted flexibility in problem solving and teaches them to find the best technique for the situation. Ours students now tackle new or difficult problems creatively, even fearlessly!

Altogether, the six student workbooks contain over 650 lab sheets. Concepts covered include: counting, odd-even, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, equalities, place value, number line and functions, factoring, squaring, simultaneous equations, graphing equations, geometric recognition, length, area, volume, series and progressions, grid and arrow games, mapping, clock arithmetic, sets, and word problems.

We recommend purchasing the Lab Sheet Annotations. This is the teacher's guide for all six workbooks. Because the approach taken in the program is so different, it explains the reasoning behind the presentation and provides several suggestions on how to present each topic. It also provides preliminary activities for a concrete understanding of the math concepts as well as more detailed explanations for many of the workbook pages. While answers are supplied for some of the more "tricky" sheets, most worksheets are shown sans answers, so take the time to fill in the answers as you correct work for your first Miquon student - then you'll have a completed key to use with the next!

The Miquon Math program would be an excellent start in math to move into any other program, but it would lend itself particularly well to those intending to use the Singapore approach to math in the future.




Category Description for Cuisenaire Rods & Activity Books:

Before a child can grasp the abstract ideas needed for computational skills, the concrete foundation must be laid. These colorful rods, based on a 1 cm. unit, accurately portray the volume of a number. They encourage tactile manipulation of numbers and model-building, patterning and spatial discovery. Rods are flexible - they can be used to model almost any mathematical concept and develop a wide variety of skills.

Cuisenaire Rods sparked our childrens interest in arithmetic through lively investigation and visual and tangible confirmation of math concepts. I first read about the rods in the 1980s. I liked them so much that I used them with all three of my children when they were young and in their early elementary years. They all started out by learning the Cuisenaire poem by heart to identify the numerical value of each rod. The rods were very handy to teach concepts and beginning operations of mathematics. I found them particularly helpful with multiplication and fractions. Oh, we did our share of making sets with dried beans, forks, sea shells, and buttons, but it has been the use of the colorful Cuisenaire Rods that has come to my rescue most conveniently and logically to demonstrate what is on paper in black and white!


For custom cuisenaire rod kits for schools, homeschool groups, or cuisenaire rod class packages please contact customer service.



Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:



Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
8
EAN
765023075007
Format
Other
Brand Name
Cuisenaire
Weight
0.8 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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Very good learning resources.
Nishard p on Aug 22, 2019
For using with Miquon Math
Hansen H on Apr 7, 2019
Very good learning resources.
Nishard p on Aug 22, 2019
Learned about it from Brave Writer. Getting ready for next school year
Primavera P on Jun 12, 2019
For using with Miquon Math
Hansen H on Apr 7, 2019
I used these to homeschool my children and wanted to work with my grandchildren with the same system.
Karen J on Oct 21, 2018
Because I decided to use the Miqoun math curriculum, and this is a necessary part.
Shannon B on Sep 8, 2018
To use with Miquon
Sherry Q on Jun 22, 2018
I've used these with children and the rods help children develop an understanding of mathematics.
Althea H on Jun 2, 2018
To go with Miquon Math
Melisa D on Jun 13, 2017
I used Miquon for 5 of our children. Now the grandchildren are getting started with it.
Melanie D on Dec 29, 2016
This will help my son visually with his math
Theresa C on Aug 5, 2016
He is a very visual learner and I believe these will help him with math
Darla F on Apr 22, 2016
I want my grandchildren to have the same great foundation in mathematics as my children. I used the rods with the Miquon Math books and both of them excelled at math in school.
Arlene V on Dec 9, 2015
Learned about it from Brave Writer. Getting ready for next school year
Primavera P on Jun 12, 2019
I used these to homeschool my children and wanted to work with my grandchildren with the same system.
Karen J on Oct 21, 2018
I'm using Miquon Math this year. Do I purchase the wood rods without marking or the Plastic rods with markings? Thank you!
User on Jul 10, 2017
Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set - 74 Plastic Rods
Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set - 74 Plastic Rods
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set - 155 Plastic Rods
Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set - 155 Plastic Rods
BEST ANSWER: You could use either. Here is a set of wooden rods without the markings - http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/008265
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Very helpful manipulative
Excellent manipulative, whether you use Miquon or not. My 5 year old immediately and spontaneously arranged them in stairs and realized that each color meant a particular number. Very helpful for learning addition. Very sturdy, could last many children.
March 28, 2019
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