Cuisenaire Rods

When I was little, my mom brought home a box full of curious little pieces of wood in bright colors. These would help me learn math, she said. I didn’t see how, but they were fun to build with. As skeptical as I was, I gave them a try, and you know what, I actually did learn math. You see, each piece of wood represents a different number. The number one block is white, and it is one centimeter square. The number two is represented by a piece that is 2 centimeters by 1 centimeter, and is red. When you … Continue reading