Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions -
you'll be amazed how it helps!
Pick two rods of different colours. Given an unlimited supply of
rods of each of the two colours, how can we work out what fraction
the shorter rod is of the longer one?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Using the picture of the fraction wall, can you find equivalent
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe
the pattern? What would the next square look like?
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area
around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.
Using only the red and white rods, how many different ways are
there to make up the other colours of rod?