• The Number Rods consist of a series of ten graduated rods all with the same cross-section with lengths ranging from 10cm to 1m, each decimetre is marked by alternating red and blue paint. The Number Rods are used to introduce the child to counting to 10, and to develop an understanding of the quantitative relationship between numbers. They are the first stage in the Montessori Maths materials.
  • They offer an early maths experience of comparison and seriation, and the opportunity to use  vocabulary of length.