Number Rods With Numerals
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|Number Rods With Numerals|
|Math - Numbers 0-10|
|Age||3 - 3.5|
|Prerequisites||Number Rods |
|Materials||Number Rods |
This activity teaches the child the association of the quantity and the symbol.
- Take the material to a mat.
Grade the rods and lay out the numeral cards along the bottom edge of the mat.
- Isolate the 1 rod, place your hand on it and say, "One."
Find the numeral card 1. Pick it up and say, "One." Lean the card against the rod.
- Move the 2 rod down and count it, placing your hand on each segment as go count: "One, two."
Find the numeral cards 2. pick it up and say, "Two." Lean the card against the rod.
- Continue in this way until all of the rods and numerals have been matched.
Points of Interest
Control of Error
- Ability to measure by smallest unit
- Visual: the bands of color and the graded length of the rods
Variations and Extensions
- Place the rods on another rug across the room and ask the child to bring you number 3. etc.
- Without moving the stair, ask child to give you the rod that is one less than (or one more than) 3.
- To give the child a sensorial impression of quantity
- To be able to name in succession the qualities
- Introduction to measurement and the decimal system
Ten wooden rods varying in length from 10cm (3.9 inches) to 1 meter (39.5 inches). The segments are painted alternately red and blue with number 1 being red. The end measurement of each rod is 2.5cm square.
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- Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre-School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock, pages 80-81, 110-111