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### Making Tens with Cuisenaire Rods

This activity is good for developing mental math skills. Once the problems get bigger, children wil… Tags: Rods, Cuisenaire Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 32 views

### Intro to Ratios Using Cuisenaire Rods

Cuisenaire Rods provide a concrete way to talk about the concept of ratios. The "I get, you get" id… Tags: Cuisenaire, Rods Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 100 views

### Adding Odds and Evens with Cuisenaire Rods

The significance of understanding whether an answer is going to be odd or even is not often instant… Tags: Cuisenaire, Rods Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 43 views

### Teaching Odd and Even Numbers with Cuisenaire Rods

Here's a way to introduce even and odd numbers to preschoolers and kindergarteners (or any age!) us… Tags: with, Cuisenaire Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 36 views

### Factoring Polynomials Using Cuisenaire Rods and Base Ten Blocks

This video shows the second time my girls and I played with factoring polynomials. The first time w… Tags: Base, Ten Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 96 views

### Introducing "X Squared" to Kids with Cuisenaire Rods and Base 10 Blocks

Cuisenaire Rods and Base Ten blocks can be used to represent variables in algebra. This makes it le… Tags: and, Base Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 30 views

### Introducing Decimals with Cuisenaire Rods - Part 2

I introduce my 8 and 6 year olds to decimal notation here using money and Cuisenaire Rods. The mone… Tags: -, Part Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 41 views

### Introducing Decimals with Cuisenaire Rods - Part 1

I introduce my 8 and 6 year olds to decimal notation here using money and Cuisenaire Rods. The mone… Tags: -, Part Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 23 views

### Least Common Multiple Using Cuisenaire Rods

This video shows how to teach LCM using Cuisenaire Rods. This is helpful for everyone, but especial… Tags: Cuisenaire, Rods Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 63 views

### Learning About Multiples with Cuisenaire Rods

This video shows how to introduce multiples to children using Cuisenaire Rods. If they have already… Tags: Cuisenaire, Rods Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 10 views

### Comparing Fractions with Like Numerators Using Cuisenaire Rods

It is so important, with concepts like this that are often confusing for kids, to NOT tell them the… Tags: Using, Cuisenaire Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 9 views

### Number Line Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

This activity helps bring the child's work with the 3-dimensional Cuisenaire rods down to 2-dimensi… Tags: Cuisenaire, Rods Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 41 views

### Improper Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

A simple way to introduce "Improper Fractions" using Cuisenaire Rods. It's best to do this activity… Tags: Rods, Cuisenaire Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 26 views

### Reducing Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

This activity helps build understanding of what "writing fractions in lowest terms" means. Notice I… Tags: Rods, Cuisenaire Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 12 views

### Princess in the Dungeon, Part 2 - Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Here's Part 2 of my acting debut! Just kidding. If you know me, please don't ever ask me to do this… Tags: Fractions, with Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 9 views

### Princess in the Dungeon, Part 1 - Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

This is seriously embarrassing and I debated whether to put this video online or not because this i… Tags: Fractions, with Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 9 views

### Discovering Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods - Part 2

This is Part 2 in the series of videos showing my daughters doing an activity where they discover f… Tags: -, Part Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 14 views

### Discovering Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods - Part 1

This video shows my daughters doing the "discovering fractions" activity that I explained in the pr… Tags: -, Part Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 13 views

### Discovering Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods - Intro

This is a great activity to do with 2 or more children once they understand a few basics about frac… Tags: -, Intro Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 10 views

### Introducing Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

How to go from an understanding of 1/2 to knowing how to do 3/5 x 10. It's not hard with Cuisenaire… Tags: Rods, Cuisenaire Wanda Collins Jun 15, 2013 6 views

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Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 0 .

Answer:

A dozen, a gross, and a score,

plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

**Presentation Suggestions:**

Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!

**The Math Behind the Fact:**

It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.

**Resources:**

Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.

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