Children who experience difficulties with maths know that they are weak in this area and feel that they cannot trust their own memory about even the most basic number facts. A multi sensorial approach makes the relationship between facts explicit and provides opportunity for revision. The aim is to teach kids to understand maths concepts by reasoning.
Cuisenaire Rods are an excellent tactile element that helps children visualize and understand concepts better (e.g. number bonds in the video). They provide a visual, tactile, and concrete approach to abstract math. Color and size characteristics are systematically associated with numbers.
Here you can find some interesting activities with Cuisenaire Rods to help children who struggle with addition and subtraction!