Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cuisenaire Rods - First Introduction

We began our exploration of Cuisenaire Rods by creating pictures, counting and skip-counting.
 
Cusienaire Rods are colorful math manipulatives. Each color rod is a different unit in length.

1 cm = white
2 cm = red
3 cm = green
4 cm = purple
5 cm = yellow
6 cm = blue-green
7 cm = black
8 cm = brown
9 cm = blue
10 cm = orange

After building this picture, some crazy counting was done to get familiar with the rods. Beginning at the person's hat, the rods were counted 1,2, 3, 4, 6, and then 5, 5, 5, 5 for his head and so on down his body. Naming the lengths of the rods is a simple introduction.

The main body of the house was constructed of 8 orange rods, which are 10 cm long. Therefore, the house body was skip-counted; 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80. The grass, constructed of 3 cm rods, was skip-counted both by 3's and by 6's, as was the man's head and body.

Exploring Cuisenaire Rods has become a reoccurring math activity at Highhill Education. Please visit again next week for discovering addition families with Cuisenaire Rods.



  





This post is linked to:
Homeschool Creations
Share-It Saturday
Little Bins for Little Hands
Family Fun
Kitchen Fun
Just Winging It
It's Playtime
Kids Math Teacher
The Mommy Club
True Aim Education
Works for Me Wednesday
Tots and Me
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

* I did not receive any compensation for this recommendation. I'm just a homeschooling mom who has found many products that I like. If you're interested in the products I recommend on this blog I want to make it easy for you to find them. 
** I am an Amazon associate and receive a small portion of the sales on orders made after clicking in from this site, which I promptly spend on homeschooling books and supplies for my children.

2 comments:

  1. Nice! Thanks for linking up : ) My kids love to make designs with tangrams as well.
    ~Lucy at Kids Math Teacher

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...