Number Rods

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Number Rods:



  • 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 decimeter is marked by alternating red and blue paint. 
  • The Number Rods are used to introduce the child to counting to 10, and visually associate the numbers with the quantity. 
  • This teaches numeral recognition, quantity and addition readiness 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 the opportunity to use vocabulary of length. 
  • Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects. 
  • Recognize numerals 1 to 9. Use language such as ?more? or ?less? to compare two numbers. 
  • Find one more or one less than a number from 1 to 10.


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