The plan was, to make a multiplication square
with the Cuisenaire.
We needed wooden rods to hold them in place:
We had to scour the school to find enough:
Each coloured area was going to represent one times table fact by its area.
Even then there weren't enough. Alicia brought some in from home, Mr Gregg found a blue nine that was actually ten long (!) and sawed that down, and we had to make two eights by hand. But here it is - da-daa!