# Number Rods 1-10

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## Contents

### Age

3-6

### Materials

- Number rods
- One set of Numeral cards 1 to 10
- Large felt mat for floor exercises

### Preparation

### Presentation

- Directress places the rods and numeral cards at random on the mat.
- Directress invites the child to find rod 1 and the numeral card.
- Place the card next to the rod.
- Directress then invites the child to continue with the rest by placing the numeral cards associated with the correct number rods.
- If the child is competent, then the Directress may proceed with the next presentation.

### Control Of Error

- If the stair is correctly built the child will be able to name the rods from 1 to 10 in the correct order. If the stair is built incorrectly, the stair will not be a smooth ascending stair, so visually, the child could see that it was not built correctly.
- Directress guided.

### Points Of Interest

Note: The child works by himself, counting and placing the correct cards on the rods in sequence.

Play a game with the child:

- Invite the child to build a stair with the number rods.
- Directress place 2 cards at the correct place beside the rods with one number missing in between these two numbers. For example, take cards no. 3 and 5. Directress then asks child to select the correct card for the rod between these two rods.

### Purpose

- Associate the correct numeral with each Number rod.
- Teach the correct sequence of numbers 1 to 10.

### Variation

- Directress places the rods and numeral cards at random on the mat.
- Directress invites the child to build the stair.
- Directress points to rod 1 and says, "This is rod 1 and this is how we write 1". She takes the numeral 1 card and places it next to the 1 rod.
- Directress does the same for rod 2 and 3 and then invites the child to continue.

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