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Representing Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods (1 of 2)

  1. Discuss how the the longer rod can be seen as one whole unit.
  2. Emphasize that the fraction depends on both rods and their relationship and stress that the same rod can be used to represent different fractions.
  3. As an alternative, or an addition to this worksheet, use real Cuisenaire rods for hands-on practice.
white (1) cuisenaire rod 1
red (2) cuisenaire rod 2
light green (3) cuisenaire rod 3
magenta (4) cuisenaire rod 4
yellow (5) cuisenaire rod 5
dark green (6) cuisenaire rod 6
black (7) cuisenaire rod 7
brown (8) cuisenaire rod 8
blue (9) cuisenaire rod 9
orange (10) cuisenaire rod 10

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What is the Fraction?

Name:______________________

red (2) cuisenaire rod
light green (3) cuisenaire rod

The red rod represents 23 of the light-green rod.

white (1) cuisenaire rod
magenta (4) cuisenaire rod

The white rod represents 14 of the purple rod.

yellow (5) cuisenaire rod
dark green (6) cuisenaire rod

The yellow rod represents 56 of the dark-green rod.

light green (3) cuisenaire rod
magenta (4) cuisenaire rod

The light-green rod represents 34 of the purple rod.

white (1) cuisenaire rod
light green (3) cuisenaire rod

The white rod represents 13 of the light-green rod.

light green (3) cuisenaire rod
brown (8) cuisenaire rod

The light-green rod represents 38 of the brown rod.

red (2) cuisenaire rod
dark green (6) cuisenaire rod

The red rod represents 26 or 13 of the dark-green rod.

yellow (5) cuisenaire rod
orange (10) cuisenaire rod

The yellow rod represents 510 or 12 of the orange rod.

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white (1) cuisenaire rod 1
red (2) cuisenaire rod 2
light green (3) cuisenaire rod 3
magenta (4) cuisenaire rod 4
yellow (5) cuisenaire rod 5
dark green (6) cuisenaire rod 6
black (7) cuisenaire rod 7
brown (8) cuisenaire rod 8
blue (9) cuisenaire rod 9
orange (10) cuisenaire rod 10

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