Cuisenaire rods are small coloured rods used to represent numbers and mathematical operations. They have proven particularly successful in helping to teach the foundations of mathematics in year 1 and 2 classrooms, by offering a more interactive and enjoyable learning experience to children.
In the recent years researchers have shown growing interest in enhancing education through the use of digital technologies: this project investigates the improvements that software can bring to classroom activities using Cuisenaire rods. Teachers who are familiar with the Cuisenaire method were interviewed in order to formulate design specifications for the application as well as obtain feedback at various stages.
© Pierre Azalbert 2020