# Cuisenaire Rods

Cuisenaire Rods are brightly colored wooden sticks. Technically, they're "proportionally sized rectangular parallelepipeds." (But only say that if you want to hear your 3 year old repeat something really cute!)

The "proportional" thing is important. The white ones are 1cm square, the red ones are twice as long and each color is 1cm more than the next color.

I'm anticipating many articles and videos on how to teach with these (since  the possibilities with these things are virtually unlimited), so I thought I would start a running series. Here are the ideas and the links to the articles/videos:

### Creating Coordinate Pairs with Pictures

Share your own ideas on how to use Cuisenaire Rods in the comments!

P.S. I spent my hard earned money on these at Teacher Heaven. This small set was \$15 in the store, but I see you can get it for less than \$13 online

This is also shared on Works for Me Wednesday.

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2 Responses to Cuisenaire Rods
1. My oldest decided one day that she wanted to play with her practice chopsticks while using her rods. And voila- a new game was created. It's a fun way of adding in some fine motor skills to your regular math activity. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/06/02/cuisenaire-rods-chopsticks-even-more-mathematical-fun/

2. Also, incorporating c-rods into your living math books is a fun way to make your books come alive. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/11/06/12-ways-to-get-to-11/

I'm a huge fan of c-rods and posted about my relatively new-found love affair with them here. http://www.teachingstars.com/2012/01/07/for-the-love-of-the-rods/
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion

# Cuisenaire Rods

Cuisenaire Rods are brightly colored wooden sticks. Technically, they're "proportionally sized rectangular parallelepipeds." (But only say that if you want to hear your 3 year old repeat something really cute!)

The "proportional" thing is important. The white ones are 1cm square, the red ones are twice as long and each color is 1cm more than the next color.

I'm anticipating many articles and videos on how to teach with these (since  the possibilities with these things are virtually unlimited), so I thought I would start a running series. Here are the ideas and the links to the articles/videos:

### Creating Coordinate Pairs with Pictures

Share your own ideas on how to use Cuisenaire Rods in the comments!

P.S. I spent my hard earned money on these at Teacher Heaven. This small set was \$15 in the store, but I see you can get it for less than \$13 online

This is also shared on Works for Me Wednesday.

This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them, you support us so we can continue to provide free content!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
2 Responses to Cuisenaire Rods
1. My oldest decided one day that she wanted to play with her practice chopsticks while using her rods. And voila- a new game was created. It's a fun way of adding in some fine motor skills to your regular math activity. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/06/02/cuisenaire-rods-chopsticks-even-more-mathematical-fun/

2. Also, incorporating c-rods into your living math books is a fun way to make your books come alive. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/11/06/12-ways-to-get-to-11/

I'm a huge fan of c-rods and posted about my relatively new-found love affair with them here. http://www.teachingstars.com/2012/01/07/for-the-love-of-the-rods/
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion

# Cuisenaire Rods

Cuisenaire Rods are brightly colored wooden sticks. Technically, they're "proportionally sized rectangular parallelepipeds." (But only say that if you want to hear your 3 year old repeat something really cute!)

The "proportional" thing is important. The white ones are 1cm square, the red ones are twice as long and each color is 1cm more than the next color.

I'm anticipating many articles and videos on how to teach with these (since  the possibilities with these things are virtually unlimited), so I thought I would start a running series. Here are the ideas and the links to the articles/videos:

### Creating Coordinate Pairs with Pictures

Share your own ideas on how to use Cuisenaire Rods in the comments!

P.S. I spent my hard earned money on these at Teacher Heaven. This small set was \$15 in the store, but I see you can get it for less than \$13 online

This is also shared on Works for Me Wednesday.

This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them, you support us so we can continue to provide free content!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
2 Responses to Cuisenaire Rods
1. My oldest decided one day that she wanted to play with her practice chopsticks while using her rods. And voila- a new game was created. It's a fun way of adding in some fine motor skills to your regular math activity. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/06/02/cuisenaire-rods-chopsticks-even-more-mathematical-fun/

2. Also, incorporating c-rods into your living math books is a fun way to make your books come alive. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/11/06/12-ways-to-get-to-11/

I'm a huge fan of c-rods and posted about my relatively new-found love affair with them here. http://www.teachingstars.com/2012/01/07/for-the-love-of-the-rods/
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion

# Cuisenaire Rods

Cuisenaire Rods are brightly colored wooden sticks. Technically, they're "proportionally sized rectangular parallelepipeds." (But only say that if you want to hear your 3 year old repeat something really cute!)

The "proportional" thing is important. The white ones are 1cm square, the red ones are twice as long and each color is 1cm more than the next color.

I'm anticipating many articles and videos on how to teach with these (since  the possibilities with these things are virtually unlimited), so I thought I would start a running series. Here are the ideas and the links to the articles/videos:

### Creating Coordinate Pairs with Pictures

Share your own ideas on how to use Cuisenaire Rods in the comments!

P.S. I spent my hard earned money on these at Teacher Heaven. This small set was \$15 in the store, but I see you can get it for less than \$13 online

This is also shared on Works for Me Wednesday.

This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them, you support us so we can continue to provide free content!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
2 Responses to Cuisenaire Rods
1. My oldest decided one day that she wanted to play with her practice chopsticks while using her rods. And voila- a new game was created. It's a fun way of adding in some fine motor skills to your regular math activity. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/06/02/cuisenaire-rods-chopsticks-even-more-mathematical-fun/

2. Also, incorporating c-rods into your living math books is a fun way to make your books come alive. http://www.teachingstars.com/2011/11/06/12-ways-to-get-to-11/

I'm a huge fan of c-rods and posted about my relatively new-found love affair with them here. http://www.teachingstars.com/2012/01/07/for-the-love-of-the-rods/
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion
Kristen @ TeachingStars recently posted..Firmament in Motion