We created and calculated, calculated and played.
At first glance this looks nothing like math, but upon further examination it's evident that this is math at it's best.
The goal was only to make interesting designs and patterns using cuisenaire rods. The kids were free to experiment.
Cuisenaire rods are measured in 1 cm lengths.
white - 1 cm
red - 2 cm
green - 3 cm
purple - 4 cm
yellow - 5 cm
blue-green - 6 cm
black - 7 cm
brown - 8 cm
blue - 9 cm
orange - 10 cm
There's actually lots more and many of the above calculations were done mentally while the figure was being created. The same is true of the following figures.
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