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How many Cuisenaire rods is too many?

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I have a box of 155 wooden ones that dc use daily. We are about to start Miquon math also. My younger dc play with them frequently, simply being creative.

 

Someone I know is selling a ton of wooden ones, like (800), for about 1/3 the price of buying them new.

 

Is that a deal worth snatching up? If I could, I'd get just like 200-300, but it is an all or nothing deal.

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Well, I'll be curious to see the answers as I just bought a lot of 500+ wooden ones off ebay! :smilielol5:And it only cost a couple bucks more than the lot of 155 on Amazon.

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If you can store them, there is no harm. And if you come to love them the way many of us do, you could always make a gift of your oversupply to a friend (or board member) with young children.

 

Bill

 

 

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I'd get them...

 

especially if you plan on using them with all of your children. I have *four* children all using rods in one form or another in their math--and the toddler likes them too.

 

It's also nice to have lots of orange rods to make hundreds and even thousands with as well.

 

I use my rods * daily * for teaching math K-6.

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I don't think there's such a thing as "too many," as long as you have the space. :001_smile: I think I have two group sets plus an individual set here -- that puts us at close to 400, and we still never seem to have enough 10-rods!

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I hear that a lot about 10-rods. We haven't used c-rods for math much yet, so I don't know why 10-rods are so important.

 

 

I've found them really important to have in bulk when teaching multi-digit addition over 100, like 75 + 80. To set that question up, a student needs 15 10-rods. And with two students using the rods at the same time, we run out surprisingly quickly.

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I've found them really important to have in bulk when teaching multi-digit addition over 100, like 75 + 80. To set that question up, a student needs 15 10-rods. And with two students using the rods at the same time, we run out surprisingly quickly.

 

 

Or a hundred flat and five ten rods. We bought a set of ten hundred flats and a single thousand cube. (ETA: You would need 15 tens... I just looked at the 15 ten rods and didn't pay attention to the problem. Silly me... but you get the idea... Adding a set of flats is useful too.)

 

But in answer to the OP's question, I'm going to go with fifty bajillion. That would be too many. ;)

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