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CUISENAIRE RODS More ways to play 'What's in the Box?' Missing addends, subtraction, lots of fun stuff here! Be sure to watch my videos 'Teaching Addition and Subtraction with Cuisenaire Rods' and 'The Three Meanings of Subtraction' to get the full picture of what is happening here. It is very important to understand the concept of whole/parts (or number bonds) in order to decode word problems. This is where you start. Please see www.educationunbo... for more videos!
Six is Having a Party! - Math Facts with Cuisenaire Rods by Education Unboxed. Here's a video of another activity you can do with children to help them learn their addition/subtraction facts to 10 (or above). You don't have to use the "having a party" theme. If you or the child comes up with one you like better, feel free to change it. Better learning happens that way!
Tens Concentration - Number Bonds Game Using Cuisenaire Rods by Education Unboxed. I got this idea from letsplaymath.net/..., though we changed it just a bit and didn't use the 10 card. This game could be played alone, too. A great way to practice those number bonds of 10 which are SO important to doing mental math!
Begin teaching NUMBER BONDS by using 10. to the tune of Row Row Row your boat 9 and 1 are number bonds 8 and 2 are friends 7 and 3 6 and 4 5 and 5 are twins. Later, have them show it different ways. This picture uses Christmas colours to make class decorations.