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Montessori Table Number Rods - 2 sets with tiles

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Two sets of  Table number  rods in  a wooden box with number tiles 


The rods are constant in height and width (1cm) while graduated in length

from 2.5cm to 25cm.


The rods are presented in a wooden box that includes two sets of wooden

number rods and tiles 1-10

1. Just an Example of how to use the Number Rods for Addition Purpose :

This is just an example only:  

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Ask child to spread a mat and build the stair with the number rods.

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Separate the ten rod from the others: “Do you remember what this is? Yes, it is ten. Let’s see if there are other ways to make ten.”

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Take the nine rod and place it against the ten rod: “What do we need to make this rod ten?”Allow the child the time to discover the answer.

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Place the one rod in position and note that 9 + 1 = 10.

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Have the child write this answer in his equation booklet.

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See if the child can find a way to make ten with the eight rod.

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  • Continue in this manner until he has discovered all possible ways of making ten.
  • Next, ask the child explore to find all the ways of making 9. Get him started if necessary by placing the eight rod against the 9 rod and asking what he needs to make it nine.




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