Cuisenaire rod

Cuisenaire rod

[kwee-zuh-nair, kwee-zuh-nair]
Trademark.
one of a set of 10 colored rods from 1 to 10 cm (0.4 to 4 inches) in length, used in a method of teaching the basics of arithmetic to children.
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Cuisenaire rod (ˌkwɪzəˈnɛə)
 
n
trademark one of a set of rods of various colours and lengths representing different numbers, used to teach arithmetic to young children
 
[C20: named after Emil-Georges Cuisenaire (?1891--1976), Belgian educationalist]

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