I decided to make the number rods at the same time that I made the red rods (if I hadn't, I doubt I would have EVER made them!). They were a bit more complicated, and I'm SO GLAD to finished with them! They are also cut into 5 cm increments. I was VERY tempted to only paint the red sections and leave the other sections as raw wood, but I had too many red smears on the raw wood.
is there any reason why one couldn't use these rods for the maze that you do with the red rods?ReplyDelete
Wht the need for both sets if they are the same size?
Please forgive me if these are stupid questions ~ I'm pretty new to this Montessori stuff.....
A commenter left a good explanation of the red rods and number rods in the comments section of the red rods post. Check it out if you get a chance. I'm not planning on introducing O to the number rods for quite a while because she's not at that stage yet. I wish I had a good, well-educated answer to your question, but I'm just learning, too :) I've ordered another Montessori book (that I'm hoping to get tomorrow), so hopefully, I'll know more very soon!ReplyDelete
Oooh I am also lost in this Montessori stuff, but I want to learn all that I can. These rods look so interesting, and I love that you made them yourself. What a dedicated mother you are!ReplyDelete
great job! i'm just using re dand blue snap cubes for now till i know she likes them!ReplyDelete
I'm going to make my own number rods too. I'm just worried about the rods lining up correctly. Did you cut them all before sanding them and painting them? or did you do one whole one and measure it exactly before making another whole one?ReplyDelete
It just occurred to me to do it like this:ReplyDelete
make the 10 rod first, then the 9 rod and the 1 rod together so that they line up exactly with the 10 rod. then proceed like that. It's still a lot of work, but that way it should come out exact.
Shakes- Sorry I haven't answered you sooner! I measured, cut, and sanded all of the rods at the same time. Then I taped them off and painted all of the red sections (about 3 coats). Then I moved the tape, retaped them, and painted the blue sections. It was quite time consuming, but it turned out well :)ReplyDelete