### A Bowl of Fruit

Can you work out how many apples there are in this fruit bowl if you know what fraction there are?

### Doughnut

How can you cut a doughnut into 8 equal pieces with only three cuts of a knife?

### Same Shapes

How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?

# Cuisenaire Without Grid

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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Click on 'Rods', to choose a Cuisenaire rod and then drag it onto the background. More rods can be added in a similar way and aligned as you wish. A rod can be rotated by $90^\circ$ by clicking any key whilst dragging. For a version with a squared background see here.

You could use this environment for all sorts of purposes - perhaps to explore addition and subtraction, factors and multiples or ideas about fractions.

For more ideas, look at the Notes section, or go to this page where there is a collection of Cuisenaire problems.