23 May 2009

Cuisenaire numbers in colour

These boxes of Cuisenaire rods, which cost 25p for each box, were by far our best charity shop find this week. The coloured wooden rods are named after their inventor, Georges Cuisenaire (1891-1976), a Belgian primary school teacher, who published a book on their use in 1952 called Les nombres en couleurs. There are 10 sizes of rods measuring 1 cm to 10 cm and rods of equal length are assigned the same colour.





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18 comments:

  1. Fantastic find! I remember playing with Cuisenaire rods as a kid, they're lots of fun and can be used in so many ways...

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  2. I'm gonna have to send you some money to get me some finds from your charity shoppe. Love these.

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  3. Perfect for this week's color carnival! Thanks for playing! :-)

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  4. What an awesome find! I have never even heard of this before, but I am already in love with it!

    So much math fun to be had. Have a great time with it.

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  5. You seem to have great charity shops where you are - I am always so envious of your finds :) xx

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  6. We love our cuisenaire rods! Awesome find.

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  7. What a great find! Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around!
    :) Diane

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  8. What a great and fun find! :-D

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  9. These are absolutely wonderful!!

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  10. What a great treasure to find!

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  11. Must have been fun for sunnyboy. Am sure this would have caught his eye.

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  12. Very interesting. Were they used to teach math skills?

    All I can think is, "I wouldn't want to have to put these back in the box very often!"

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  13. I have the same question as Keetha. What a beautiful picture, I too would want to use them. Smile. So pretty!Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday!

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  14. I've never seen such a thing. Math and Art in one box. :)

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  15. I just stopped over from Bloggeritaville. What great finds! It's unbelievable that they are in such pristine shape! Lucky you!
    *Tricia

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  16. Very interesting and colorful! :)

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  17. Wow, these are really cool...at first I thought they were sticks of molding clay or chalk, perhaps. Great find and great color!

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  18. I used to love those sets they can learn so much

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