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Mathematics Tools > Cuisenaire rods

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A train building game for 2 players.

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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