## How do you present a red rod?

How do you present the Red Rods?

- Show the child how to retrieve the Red Rods from the shelf or holder.
- Lay the Red Rods on a mat in random order.
- Let the child know that you will be building a stair with them.
- Compare the longest Red Rod to the others, then place it to the left of all the other rods.

## What does the binomial cube represent?

The blocks are colour coded, and different sizes, and fit together to create a binomial pattern, representing the cube of two numbers, (a + b), or tens plus units. The cube itself physically represents a mathematical equation, which is (a + b)³ = (a + b) (a + b) (a + b) = a³ + 3a²b + 3ab² + b³.

**What does the trinomial cube teach?**

The direct purpose of the binomial and trinomial cubes is for the child to practice the steps to properly disassemble and build the cube, while refining dexterity and visual acuity.

**What is the purpose of red rods in Montessori?**

The direct purpose of the Red Rods is to develop the child’s visual and muscular perception of length. Secondary aims include: developing the child’s coordination of movement, assisting with balance and concentration, and providing the child with the basic language of mathematics.

### What is brown stairs in Montessori?

The Montessori School Brown Stair, or the Broad Stair, is meant to develop the child’s awareness of size difference. All ten blocks are the same length, but they vary in both length and depth. This material trains both the eye and the hand to discriminate and compare between wide and narrow.

### What is Montessori pink tower?

The Pink Tower is the iconic Montessori material. Often called the ‘symbol of Montessori’, it is a welcoming sign in any Montessori environment, and a favourite with educators globally. Part of the sensorial area, it is comprised of 10 pink wooden cubes, in 3 different dimensions.

**What is the Montessori checkerboard?**

The Montessori Checkerboard is a concrete material that allows the child to move along the passage of abstraction at his own pace. Because the child uses bead bars, there is no need to have multiplication facts committed to memory. A child may multiply large numbers while skip counting on the beads.

**What is the pink tower in Montessori?**

#### What is trinomial cube Montessori?

The Montessori Trinomial Cube is a sensorial material that consists of colored wooden blocks inside of a hinged wooden box. The cube is made up of 27 blocks – 3 cubes and 24 prisms.