**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.**

### Getting Acquainted with Cuisenaire
Rods

**Directions: Print this
page. Color the rods according to their size**.

**For example:**

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.

Send comments to: silha@girltech.cs.rice.edu

**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. **

**Thanks to the RGK
Foundation for its generous support.
**
**© June 1997 Molly Silha **