Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set - 155 Wooden Rods

Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set - 155 Wooden Rods

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Item #: 008265
Grades: PK-8

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Set is stored in a clear plastic tub with lid: 50 white, 25 red, 16 light green, 12 purple, 10 yellow, 8 dark green, 7 black, 8 brown, 9 blue and 10 orange.

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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Recommendation from a friend
Vanessa B on Jun 9, 2021
We need more Cuisenaire Rods!
Marina L on Nov 27, 2020
Recommendation from a friend
Vanessa B on Jun 9, 2021
To go with Miquon books
Suzanne H on Jan 16, 2021
We need more Cuisenaire Rods!
Marina L on Nov 27, 2020
My name is Allegra Klein. <br />This order is made by me, Allegra, for Rowan Wallace who is an advanced learner. <br />I trust your company and I know that the correct learning tools <br />will aid Rowan to stay calm and centered while he learns.
Rowan W on Oct 28, 2020
Recommendation from a friend
Eric D on Oct 27, 2020
I chose the wooden rods over the plastic because this set is for tactile learners. A beautiful feeling set is preferable to the ubiquitous plastic for a student who care about touch.
Jane Reagh B on Oct 19, 2020
Cuisenaire Rods are great for teaching advanced concepts such as squares, cubes, difference of squares, as well as basic arithmetic.
Lori S on Sep 16, 2020
My son is in K and he loves manipulatives
Yuliya M on Sep 14, 2020
We have been using Miquon Math and Cuisenaire rods to homeschool our children for years. We are currently on child 4 and 5 starting this system and will use it again for 6 and 7. It's a great way to learn math!
John B. on Aug 19, 2020
Need more to make individual math boxes during covid. The children will not be sharing manipulatives.
Carol D on Jul 31, 2020
I have all the Miquon books but needed the rods. Glad to find these wooden ones at a good price.
Faith W on Jul 27, 2020
part of the Miquon curriculum
Aubree N on Jul 22, 2020
Ordered to accompany the Miquon Math program.
Ashley S on Jul 21, 2020
Ruth & Donna
Susan C on Jul 9, 2020
Catalina R on Jul 7, 2020
I grew up using Miquon Math and Cuisenaire Rods and LOVED THEM. Soooooo excited to share these for the first time with my own kids. :)
Stephanie E on Jun 24, 2020
To help me in my Te Reo class. Thank you.
Erena G on Apr 19, 2020
They are useful for hands on math learners
Julia L on Mar 6, 2020
I chose this item to go with the Miquon Math that I ordered.
Anna M on Jan 15, 2020
To add addtional counters, but also show fractions.
Wendy W on Jan 13, 2020
I wanted to add to the starter set so we could do more with the rods and use with multiple children. They have been a great math tool with my kindergartner/1st grader.
Jean L on Jun 25, 2019
to help my niece who is struggling with math - My Daughter learned with rods when she attended school, great way to help kids see math and understand the relationship
Karren S on Jun 21, 2019
We use Cuisenaire rods during math lessons. With 5 children, we need more rods.
User on Apr 24, 2019
I love this math toy for little ones.
Jon E on Dec 14, 2018
These wooden rods make a square better than the plastic type. I got this size set to make 6*6 and 8*8 squares to show the children math in picture.
User on Nov 30, 2018
Used it before. Indispensable!
Donna W on Oct 11, 2018
Based on a previous purchase, I found these were just what I wanted and they were delivered very promptly.
Theresa E on Aug 6, 2018
To go with Miquon Math and it looks like a good set. I chose a small group set and not individual because I want to use it for homeschooling multiple children.
Allison D on Jul 9, 2018
Looking for a supplement to Singapore Math for my homeschooled first grader. An experienced teacher friend recommended Cuisenaire rods.
Michele K on Jun 26, 2018
This is the best price I have seen for Cuisenaire rods, on any website, including used sets.
Jessica Kratzer on Mar 10, 2018
I find the math book we are currently using inadequate. This series came highly recommended by a fellow homeschooling mother.
Mary O on Jan 18, 2018
It was recommended in John Holt's book, "How Children Fail".
Johanna S on Jan 16, 2018
Cuisenaire rods go with Miquon Books.
Caroline B on Jan 14, 2018
I chose two sets of the Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set based off the recommendation of the Miquon Math Curriculum.
Alicia G on Dec 16, 2017
Homeschool math
Patricia M on Dec 10, 2017
Because they're cuisenaire rods. They came to mind when my kindergarten protege and I got involved in a subtraction game at an event the library. I'd like to help her move beyond counting problems out one item at a time. I chose the larger set because I have more than one child to play with.
Robert A. L on Nov 23, 2017
For Miquon math, and because they are wooden.
Christina D on Nov 16, 2017
To go along with the Miquon Math program
Joanne D on Oct 26, 2017
Needed to replenish my stock of rods and make sure to have enough on hand for a small group of students.
Dorothy N on Aug 30, 2017
To teach Silent Way French
Heidi S on Aug 24, 2017
accompany miquon series and these are great so far
Shannon on Aug 11, 2017
We will be using this with the Miquon Math books we are using this year.
User on Jul 10, 2017
for math work
callie n on Jul 10, 2017
I watched the Miquon Math video and was sold! I have 6 kids so I figured I would need a lot of these :)
Kelsey H on May 5, 2017
They are used with our chosen math, and wood is the only way to go.
Alyssia T on Mar 30, 2017
I bought these to go with the Miquon curriculum.
Nadeen C on Mar 11, 2017
I am a teacher and use these manipulatives successfully with students who need more practice.
Lynne N on Dec 3, 2016
Read Amazon reviews that they were pretty good quality. And I like wood over plastic.
Jonni M on Aug 11, 2016
For use with Miquon Math program.
Susan F on May 28, 2016
This was the best price for wooden rods I could find anywhere.
Kelly Y on May 15, 2016
To go with Miquon books
Suzanne H on Jan 16, 2021
My name is Allegra Klein. <br />This order is made by me, Allegra, for Rowan Wallace who is an advanced learner. <br />I trust your company and I know that the correct learning tools <br />will aid Rowan to stay calm and centered while he learns.
Rowan W on Oct 28, 2020
Are these wood or plastic?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are wooden. High quality - we literally use them every day and love them!
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Rated 5 out of 5
We love these to help learn our math facts!
March 25, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Versatile and helpful math manipulative
I love the feel and sound of the wooden rods so much more than the plastic ones. Beyond that, and the real reason I bought this bigger set, is that it allows the student to work with the rods to understand so many math concepts in a concrete way. I have used them with my kindergartener to introduce all operations (except division), fractions, odd-even numbers, number relationships, making “tens”, and making “hundreds”. I know they will continue to be useful for a few more years. I own a smaller set, but the larger set will help when learning to work with tens in addition and subtraction. Plus I have some extras now for the younger kids to play with during lesson time.
July 27, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this manipulative
We have used many manipulatives including household items but the ability to use these as something other than counting by "1's" is fantastic. Necessary for the Miquon series and have also found them useful for counting by 2's, 5's, even keeping score in games. Quality is nice and a fair quantity for the 2 children I have using them.
August 11, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very helpful!
We use the Cuisenaire rods and Miquon Math as a supplement to CLE math. My 6 yr DD loves it. It makes math time fun! It has been less than a month since we started using them and she is already showing improvements in her understanding of math concepts.
August 14, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quality Purchase
Bought to use with Miquon Math, and so far so good! Well made, sturdy, quality purchase overall.
November 9, 2015
over 5 years ago

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