Number Rod Stand Ms-26
The Number Rods expose students to the concept of measurement. Instead of looking at two rods and saying, this one is longer, now the student is able to actually quantify exactly how much longer. While this might seem like a rather intuitive skill, it actually takes a fair bit of practice to be able to judge and compare quantities.
The Number Rods are introduced to students of about four years of age, once the student has mastered the Red Rods and has expressed interest in the Number Rods.