This interactive math notebook bundle has been updated to now include 109 hands-on activities and 220 student task cards that cover a wide range of elementary math concepts including number sense, odd and even numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, factoring, squares, algebra and more.
Designed to appeal to the imagination of children and to encourage repeated use of the activities to solidify their number sense with joyful discoveries. These activities are designed to be used with Cuisenaire® Rods.
Want to see this product in action and get lesson ideas? Watch these videos:
How to Build Number Fluency using Cuisenaire RodsIntroducing Subtraction with Cuisenaire RodsIntroducing Subtraction thru Storytelling with Cuisenaire RodsCuisenaire Rod Game for Teaching Fractions, Factoring and MoreHow to Teach FractionsExploring Fractions with Cuisenaire RodsExploring Fractions of SquaresExploring Fractions of Cubes
Want to learn more simple and relaxing ways to teach using Cuisenaire Rods? Check out my blog posts:
3 Popular Manipulatives that Fail to Build Number SenseHow to Build Number Sense thru Staircases3 Relaxing Activities for Teaching FractionsTeaching Subtraction with Cuisenaire Rod Activity
Bundle Includes the following:
-PDL's Number Building Play Mats for Cuisenaire® Rods
-PDL's Number Building Staircases for Cuisenaire® Rods
(10 activities and 40 student task cards)
-PDL's Search and Find for Cuisenaire® Rods
-PDL's Odd and Even Exploration for Cuisenaire® Rods
(13 activities and 52 student task cards)
-PDL's Fraction Exploration for Cuisenaire® Rods
(20 activities and 80 student task cards)
-PDL's Building Equation Paths for Cuisenaire® Rods
(12 activities and (48 student task cards)
-PDL's Subtraction Lock and Key Exploration
These activities are highly adaptable to the individual learner from struggling to gifted and talented to tactile learner. While these activities work great as an interactive notebook, you can easily laminate these and adapt them for math centers.
These activities pair well with heuristic approach to education best explained by Dr. Caleb Gattegno as teaching subordinate to learning. This teaching reinforces the student's ability to think and discover for themselves math concepts. Cuisenaire® rods are a unique manipulative offering this opportunity to children in a fun and playful way.
Cuisenaire® Rods is a registered trademark of hand2mind, Inc. and is used with permission from hand2mind, Inc.
*Cuisenaire® Rods not included
*IMPORTANT PRINTING NOTE* Some PDF software default the file to fit page. This changes the size of the activity so when you print, the cuisenaire rods will not fit within the desired area. Please change your settings so that they do not change the size of the page. This setting varies on your software. For Adobe, change the settings to NONE. For others, the setting should be changed to "use actual PDF dimensions for paper size."