Using Cuisenaire rods in Kenwyn 4 Oct 2013

Cuisenaire rods are counting sticks that have a length and colour that match a number. They really support children’s mathematical thinking skills for many reasons, such as because they are fun to use and give an image for numbers that can be difficult to work with in their mentally.

Thanks to the generosity of the PTA, we have purchased 15 more sets, and we used them when learning more about multiplication and division. The children have responded to using them really well, as shown by the work that they produced in the lesson on remainders after dividing.