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For Cuisenaire® Rods, these playful Number Building Play Mats provide opportunity for students to exhaust discoveries of all the ways to partition numbers two through six using Cuisenaire®Rods.
Building Cuisenaire® Rod mats offer opportunity to discover factoring, multiplication, division, primes, subtraction, addition, and fractions. Number sense is that fluid understanding of how numbers relate to each other, and there is no other manipulative that provides such a thorough opportunity to discover and explore these relationships.
There are a total of 9 play mats that provide playful back drops to this foundational activity.
This product is included in the PDL's Interactive Math Notebook for 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 ? 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
Check out these other great activities:
-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
Cuisenaire® Rods is a registered trademark of hand2mind, Inc. and is used with permission from hand2mind, Inc.
*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."