An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This is a game for two players. You need one Cuisenaire rod of each length between 1 (white) and 10 (orange), or you can just write down the numbers on a piece of paper.
Decide who is going to go first, and choose a distance between 11 and 55.
We'll use 25 as an example. The aim of the game is to make a train of length 25 (exactly).
Each player in turn puts down a Cuisenaire rod, putting them end to end so that there is a single train.
The person who puts down the last rod to make 25 wins.
If one player puts down a rod that makes the train longer than 25, then the other player wins. (If you aren't using rods, then you can use each of the numbers between 1 and 10, but only once.)
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