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This interactive environment can be used with children, perhaps on
an interactive whiteboard, for many different purposes. These might
include, for example, exploring ideas associated with factors and
multiples or addition and subtraction. It is also an ideal context
in which to investigate fractions and ratio, or to look at finding
combinations. You can also explore number patterns. By asking
different questions, the environment can be put to all sorts of
You can also encourage children to 'play with' the interactivity
themselves, perhaps in pairs.
For NRICH problems which specifically mention the use of Cuisenaire
rods, go to the Maths finder