PDL's Number Building Playmats for Cuisenaire® Rods

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Mats are a rod structure that allows students to intuitively grasp and perceive certain mathematical concepts. Over 60 Worksheets are provided to observe and manipulate these concepts.

Concepts include

Commutative property

Associative property

Distributive property


Students develop their observation skills by comparing and contrasting structures. Students use their observations to predict outcomes.

Notice and wonder tables are provided in journaling pages to provide student directed explorations. Similar and Different tables focus students’ observations more.

There are a total of 9 play mats that provide playful backdrops to this foundational activity. Over 60 worksheets for recording observations and describing rods in relationship to each other.

This product is included in the PDL's Interactive Math Notebook for Cuisenaire Rods

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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."

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