### Cuisenaire Rods

Sep. 18th, 2009 09:53 am**entirelysonja**

I bought some used Cuisenaire Rods to go along with my Miquon math materials. Even though I'm not planning to use the Miquon materials yet, I wanted to get some Cuisenaire Rods so I could do some of the exercises myself and figure out how many of them we needed.

Just from giving the kids the opportunity to play with them once, I can see that I need a lot more!

Erika built a house and tried to see how many she could stack end-to-end before they fell over (3), while Karl mostly made ramps.

I also got the "First Grade Diary" yesterday, which gives the experiences of the developers of the Miquon Math program teaching first grade one year. It's very helpful, and makes clear that the kids in the Miquon school had access to LOTS of Cuisenaire rods during their frequent free play sessions.

Just from giving the kids the opportunity to play with them once, I can see that I need a lot more!

Erika built a house and tried to see how many she could stack end-to-end before they fell over (3), while Karl mostly made ramps.

I also got the "First Grade Diary" yesterday, which gives the experiences of the developers of the Miquon Math program teaching first grade one year. It's very helpful, and makes clear that the kids in the Miquon school had access to LOTS of Cuisenaire rods during their frequent free play sessions.