What are Cuisenaire Rods?
Cuisenare Rods are a collection of rectangular rods, each of a different color and size. The smallest rod is one centimeter long and the longest rod is 10 centimeters long. Click to read more about Cuisenaire Rods and Manipulatives.
Here is an example of the rods and their colors: If you don't have any wooden or plastic rods, you're welcome to print this page and cut the rods out to use in the following exercise. If you would like to purchase cuisenaire rods go to Cuisenaire Rods.
white = 1 cm.
red = 2 cm.
light green = 3 cm.
purple = 4 cm.
yellow = 5 cm.
dark green = 6 cm.
black = 7 cm.
brown = 8 cm.
blue =9 cm.
orange = 10 cm.
*Note: These rods are not to scale.
Directions: Print this page. Color the rods according to their size.
If you stack 2 white cubes on top of each other they would equal 1 red rod. Therefore, the rod below is a 2 cm. rod so you would color that rod red.
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|Equivalent Fractions||Teacher Notes||Cuisenaire Kids Page||GirlTECH Lessons||More Math Lessons|
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This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center.
© June 1997 Molly Silha