Cuisenaire rod
noun Etymology: from Cuisenaire, a trademark Date: 1954 any of a set of colored rods usually of 1 centimeter cross section and of 10 lengths from 1 to 10 centimeters that are used for teaching number concepts and the basic operations of arithmetic

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  • cuisenaire rod — ˌkwēzən¦a(ə)r , ¦e( noun also cuisenaire colored rod Usage: usually capitalized 1st C Etymology: from Cuisenaire, a trademark : any of a set of colored rods that are usually of 1 centimeter cross section and of 10 lengths from 1 to 10 centimeters …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuisenaire rod — /kwee zeuh nair , kwee zeuh nair /, Trademark. one of a set of 10 colored rods from 1 to 10 cm (0.4 to 4 in.) in length, used in a method of teaching the basics of arithmetic to children. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cuisenaire rod — noun One of a set of coloured rods of different sizes used to teach elementary school mathematics …   Wiktionary

  • cuisenaire colored rod — noun see cuisenaire rod …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rod (geometry) — In geometry, a rod is a 3 dimensional, solid (filled) cylinder. See also * Cuisenaire rods * shaft * stick …   Wikipedia

  • Cui|se|naire rod — «KWIHZ uh NAIR», one of a set of ten rods of different related sizes and colors, used in teaching arithmetic. ╂[< Georges Cuisenaire, a Belgian schoolteacher who developed a method of teaching with these rods] …   Useful english dictionary

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