Cuisenaire Rod Storage and Sorting Tray

Cuisenaire Rod Storage and Sorting Tray

# 003196

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Item #: 003196
Grades: PK-8

Product Description:

You have asked and asked, and finally, here it is! A sorting and storage tray for your Cuisenaire rods. This is the same thing as the white plastic tray that comes in the Making Math Meaningful sets, now available as a separate item. If you have purchased a "no frills" set of Cuisenaire rods, you can use this tray to keep the rods organized and separated. The tray is designed to hold the small group set of 155 pieces. Kids love to organize the rods in the tray too!

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.


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Why did you choose this?
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Just needed this for the Miquon set I bought.
Suzanne C on Oct 6, 2020
helpful with keeping the Cusinenaire rods sorted.
Christine S on Jan 13, 2020
Just needed this for the Miquon set I bought.
Suzanne C on Oct 6, 2020
to sort rods that I already have
Anna Simnacher on Aug 24, 2020
helpful with keeping the Cusinenaire rods sorted.
Christine S on Jan 13, 2020
to help with keeping organized
Melanie K on May 21, 2019
To organize the rods
Wendy D on May 2, 2019
I thought even the little ones would enjoy sorting and filling, while getting familiar with the rods.
Robert A. L on Nov 23, 2017
Love the idea of this sorting tray to organize our rods.
Dorothy N on Aug 30, 2017
It will organize the budget tub of 155 Cuisenaire rods instead of having to dump them on the table for my daughter to use.
Lourdes O on Aug 9, 2017
These are useful for students with poor dexterity
Lynne N on Dec 3, 2016
They will be used in conjunction with a classroom set of cuisenaire rods by several children at the same time.
Margaret A on Oct 30, 2016
I own loose rods and need the proper storage for them, it is essential to develop a proprietary interest in the material, with children.
Wendy N on Aug 10, 2016
to sort rods that I already have
Anna Simnacher on Aug 24, 2020
to help with keeping organized
Melanie K on May 21, 2019
Is this sturdy plastic? Does it have a lid to keep the rods in place?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No to both. It is very thin plastic, and I have to hold it carefully to keep it from bending and spilling all the rods. At the same time, the thinness allows us to get deep-set rods out by pushing them up from the bottom without flipping the whole thing upside down. We have a safe drawer to keep it in, so while I was initially pretty disappointed, it has worked well for us. Hope this helps you know if it would work for you!
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Rated 5 out of 5
This works great with the cuisenaire rods!
March 25, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
regret buying this
The rods fit perfectly but this is made of plastic that bends and there is no easy way to transfer this anywhere without a mess. I was very disappointed that it didn't come with a lid or some kind of case to keep it together. I ended up buying something else and now am stuck with a useless piece of plastic.
August 16, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Poor Quality
I so wish I'd read the reviews first before ordering this! It's super flimsy, and very poor quality. I imagine it will be easy torn up with repeated use. I've used paper plates thicker than this tray! It may be a useful product, but it's WAY overpriced for what it is.
October 31, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
This tray is more like a box insert It is made of a thin flimsy plastic When the rods are stored in the tray it must be picked up with two hands and held underneath otherwise it will bow due to the weight of the rods and the rods will spill out onto the floor If the insert came in a sturdy box it would be useful As it is I will not be using this tray and wish I had not purchased it Our rods will be stored in the plastic tub they came in
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Would be much better if the plastic was more rigid This is more like an insert for a box than a stand-alone tray
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a great addition for a small group to keep the colors organized You can use each tray section to play a game with number bonds (ex 5+4=9)
July 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
I can't imagine storing Cuisenaire Rods without this tray This tray makes it easy to find the rods we need and the kids actually enjoy sorting the rods into the tray to put them away Simple but incredibly useful product
September 23, 2009

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