Numbers In Colour, A New Method of Teaching Arithmetic In Primary Schools

During the 1950s, the Belgian teacher Emile-Georges Cuisenaire designed a set of rods to teach about numbers and basic arithmetic. Caleb Gattegno popularized his methods in Great Britain and the United States. This small paperbound book by Cuisenaire and Gattegno first appeared in 1954, was in its third edition by 1958, and was reprinted frequently in the next few years. This is a 1961 printing.
For a set of Cuisenaire rods, see 1987.0542.01. For other related documentation see 1987.0542.03 through 1987.0542.07.
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Object Name
date made
Cuisenaire, G.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: .5 cm x 13.8 cm x 21.4 cm; 3/16 in x 5 7/16 in x 8 7/16 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Coralee C. Gillilland

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