Tag Archives: Cuisenaire rods

Multiplying Our Interest in Math

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated you on Mira’s math progress.  We’re still happily chugging along with Miquon but we also picked up Singapore Math.  There are a few reasons for this.  One is that Miquon, although fabulously … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Rods

I’m thinking I need to create a bumper sticker for my car.  Something along the lines of this: I really just want to share my love of these colorful learning sticks to anybody and everybody that will listen.  Seriously- if … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Get to 11

We’re eclectic over here so even though our curriculum approach is classical we do pull from other resources and philosophies when something strikes our fancy.  Living books are one of those things that really strikes my fancy.  Who hasn’t learned more from someone truly … Continue reading

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Gobbling Gator- A Greater Than / Less Than Game

For last Friday’s Math-Play-Day I introduced the greater than/less than symbols to Mira. I made symbol cards that included a “gobblin’ gator” on the corners of the symbol to show how the gator’s mouth always gobbles the larger number. He’s … Continue reading

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PB&J Sushi Rolls

No raw fish or seaweed here; just good ole peanut butter and jelly! A short time ago my girls got in the habit of using their chopsticks with their cuisenaire rods.  It was one of those add-ons that seemed to stick. … Continue reading

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Cuisenaire Rods + Chopsticks = Even More Mathematical Fun

We’ve been having fun playing around with our Cuisenaire Rods before starting out with our Miquon curriculum. The other day I witnessed Mira using two orange rods as tweezers to pick up the smaller rods.  She was struggling to get the … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

I picked up a Saxon 1 Math kit awhile back and had been following it pretty closely with Mira.  Recently though, it dawned on me that we really just weren’t having fun with it.  Math was becoming our least favorite … Continue reading

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