# Number Rods 1-10

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## Contents

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### Materials

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

### Presentation

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

### Control Of Error

1. 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.
2. 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:

1. Invite the child to build a stair with the number rods.
2. 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

1. Directress places the rods and numeral cards at random on the mat.
2. Directress invites the child to build the stair.
3. 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.
4. Directress does the same for rod 2 and 3 and then invites the child to continue.