PDL's Odd and Even Exploration for Cuisenaire® opens the world of odd and even numbers with 13 vibrant reusable activities that extend beyond odd and even. These activities involve the use of Cuisenaire® rods as tools for discovery and extend to cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through 52 task cards.
These activities can serve as platforms of the heuristic approach to individualized discovery of mathematical ideas as best articulated by Guy C. Gattegno and Martin R. Hoffman. These activities are also great platforms for group discussion and math centers, and would make a great addition to interactive math notebooks. No matter if you have struggling learner or gifted learner, these activities are easily adaptable to suit individual needs.
These activities work best when children are able to return to them often. Each activity offers abundant opportunities for mathematical discovery. As such, these activities are in full color to appeal to the vibrant imagination of children so that through the immersion of play students return again and again to discover new mathematical ideas.
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."