Cuisenaire rod

Cui·​se·​naire rod | \ ˌkwē-zə-ˈner- How to pronounce Cuisenaire rod (audio) \

Definition of Cuisenaire rod

: 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

First Known Use of Cuisenaire rod

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cuisenaire rod

from Cuisenaire, a trademark

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“Cuisenaire rod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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