Cuisenaire rod


Cui·​se·​naire rod ˌkwē-zə-ˈner- How to pronounce Cuisenaire rod (audio)
: any of a set of colored rods usually of 1 centimeter cross section and of 10 lengths from 1 to 10 centimeters that are used for teaching number concepts and the basic operations of arithmetic

Examples of Cuisenaire rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most children with autism do best with hands-on and visual learning, so manipulatives like Cuisenaire rods (which are also available in virtual form) and alphabet blocks are good choices for teaching academic skills. Lisa Jo Rudy, Verywell Health, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History


from Cuisenaire, a trademark

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cuisenaire rod was in 1954

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“Cuisenaire rod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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