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### Fractional Wall

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Using the picture of the fraction wall, can you find equivalent fractions?

### Cuisenaire Environment

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An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

### Same Length Trains

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How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

### Cuisenaire Counting

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Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

### Train for Two

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Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

### Rod Ratios

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Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

### Fault-free Rectangles

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Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

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Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions - you'll be amazed how it helps!

### Combining Cuisenaire

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Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

### Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

### Rod Fractions

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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?

### Colour Building

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Using only the red and white rods, how many different ways are there to make up the other colours of rod?

### Making Trains

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Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

### Fencing Lambs

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A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

### Cuisenaire Rods

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These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?