This finding is worth further investigation, particularly in light of various authors' suggestions that an extra effort must be made when working with pre-grouped materials such as a Cuisenaire rod
to highlight the 'ten-ness' of the pre-grouped piece of equipment that represents ten ones.
The students had already accepted that the orange Cuisenaire rod
is one tenth of a metre.
Inspired by classic cuisenaire rods
used in Montessori education, Tiggly Counts includes a set of five colorful Counting Toys that interact with Tiggly iPad learning apps.
The CD-ROM contains games and activities, printable game boards, and an introduction to Cuisenaire rods
They often played with Cuisenaire rods
, sets of wooden blocks where each color block corresponds to a different unit length.
If bliss is quietly overwhelming, the extrovert color play aims for the requisite surfeit of meaning through its allusion to the counting system of Cuisenaire rods
For example, the book features base-ten blocks, Cuisenaire rods
, and egg cartons along with alternative algorithms to teach number and operations.
Using hands-on models like counters, Cuisenaire rods
, multibase blocks, chips, abaci, wooden cubes, and counting sticks would be perfect for students like Raphael--the boy who vibrated with an continuous energy.
for relations (ordering): Cuisenaire rods
, bead necklaces of different lengths, paper dolls of different sizes, nesting cups;
Introduced to American educators by The Cuisenaire Company of America in the 1950's, Cuisenaire Rods
were used in schools and teacher colleges in the decades following and gained wider recognition when they were included in the 1983 Texas textbook adoption.
On the second day, one group effectively used Cuisenaire rods
to find combinations with different denominators.
Entries that represent the most creative and effective uses of Cuisenaire Rods
, describing how they have successfully produced results and improved student performance, will be selected for publication in a book commemorating the anniversary.