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Cuisenaire rod

[kwee-zuh-nair, kwee-zuh-nair] /ˌkwi zəˈnɛər, ˈkwi zəˌnɛər/
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. Unabridged
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Cuisenaire rod

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