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Cuisenaire rod

[ kwee-zuh-nair, kwee-zuh-nair ]

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  1. one of a set of 10 colored rods from 1 to 10 centimeters (0.4 to 4 inches) in length, used in a method of teaching the basics of arithmetic to children.


Cuisenaire rod

/ ˌkwɪzəˈnɛə /

noun

  1. one of a set of rods of various colours and lengths representing different numbers, used to teach arithmetic to young children


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cuisenaire rod1

C20: named after Emil-Georges Cuisenaire (?1891–1976), Belgian educationalist

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