Wednesday, 25 November 2009

brain child 611 (Sculpture By The Sea 2009)

I really love this "mathematical sculpture" because it brings back my childhood! Cuisenaire rods. Named after their inventor, Belgian primary school teacher, Georges Cuisenaire.

Lucy Barker, the sculptor says: "Oversized counting blocks from the early 1960s appear fresh from their box. Hardly touched, they represent the enormous potential of a child's mind."

I still have a box of my own, from the early to mid 1960s. We used them at school and I played with them at home. I still remember the colours: 1= white, 2= red, 3= light green, 4= pink, 5= yellow, 6= dark green, 7= black, 8= brown, 9= dark blue, 10= orange.

Dis you have anything similar at school to help learn maths?


  1. Love the colors in this. They sort of ring a bell in regards to elementary school and math but I just can't put my finger on it. Did we use them for counting or what? I don't remember. Guess it's a sign of aging. :-)

  2. I feel young again look at these giant loggos

  3. Sydney's sunny Sally snapped some smart school sculpture shapes!

  4. We used rods at school and I had a box of my own at home too. This was one that I liked but missed photographing because I got there too late and it was in the shadows. Your shot looks great Sally.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  5. I likes the variety of colors displayed in it. So kiddish. I love it Sally!