Cuisenaire Rods

Manipulatives provide a concrete way for students to understand mathematical concepts, making abstract ideas easier to understand. Cuisenaire Rods are a collection of rectangular rods of 10 lengths and 10 colors, each corresponding to a different length ranging from 1-centimeter to 10 centimeters long. These manipulatives can be used to explore whole numbers, fractions, measurement, ratio, area, perimeter, symmetry, congruence, geometry, patterns, and functions.  This kit includes a classroom supply of Cuisenaire Rods for multiple mathematical uses, student-centered activities that model concrete representations of abstract mathematical concepts, and classroom tested lesson plans targeting big ideas of math.

Grade/Subject

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8/Mathematics

SOL Concepts/Skills

Various Mathematics Standards of Learning.

Kit includes: 

  • Classroom set of Cuisenaire Rods (15 sets of 74 Cuisenaire Rods)

  • Cuisenaire Rods Virtual Manipulative

  • Exploring Mathematics: Using Cuisenaire Rods book

  • The Super Source® Cuisenaire Rods® Teacher resource book, Grades K-2

  • The Super Source® Cuisenaire Rods® Teacher resource book, Grades 3-4