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Fractions: Cooking with Cuisenaire rods

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Introduce young mathematicians to fractions by using Cuisenaire rods and recipes. They identify the values of fractions found in the recipes with their Cuisnenaire rods. This is great for learners still needing concrete objects to...
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Cuisenaire Rods Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Build each letter of the alphabet and more with Cuisenaire rods! Kids first practice with simple letters and then get to put together items that start with each letter. Along the way, they practice counting, using certain colors, and more!
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Cuisenaire Rod for Storytelling

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
English learners act out a story as it is being told, using Cuisenaire rods to show parts of the story. They act out The Little Red Riding Hood, while the teacher reads, discuss dialogue, characters and clauses of time and story telling...
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An Experiment With the Cuisenaire Rods

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Here you'll read about a teacher who conducted several experiments to determine the effectiveness of Cuisenaire Rods. Each activity is described along with the teacher's findings. Are cuisenaire rods effective? Try using them and find out.
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Cuisenaire Rods And Math

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students find the least common multiple of several given numbers using Cuisenaire rods. Previously taught math skills are reinforced by using Cuisenaire rod games, puzzles and or activities.
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Learn Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study fractions with the use of manipulatives. They use Cuisenaire Rods to visualize problems and solve them.
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Cooking With Cuisenaire Rods

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use Cuisenaire rods to relate to fractions by using recipes. In this fractions lesson plan, students make recipes using Cuisenaire rods and discuss the amounts in the recipes, and how they are really fractions of a whole....
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Perimeter with Cuisenaire rods

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students arrange Cuisenaire rods to determine the perimeter of a shape on centimeter grid paper. They arrange the rods to find the smallest and largest possible perimeter.
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Cuisenaire Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners study fractions by comparing rations using Cuisenaire rods. They make predictions, measure lengths using Cuisenaire rods and explain their answers. Next, they discuss the relationship of the different rods in terms of their...
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Math: Matching Rods and Religion

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Math and religious studies are integrated together using using cuisenaire rods and Kid Pix for this problem-solving exercise. In pairs, they match different colored rods to represent various groups of people. Meanwhile, students at...
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Introduction to Fractions Using Cuisenaire Rods

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use Cuisenaire rods in order to discover how to represent fractions with real objects. In this lesson on fractions, 5th graders first examine and learn the colors, lengths, and numerical values of each rod; then, students...
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Cooking With Cuisinaires

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore fraction with Cuisenaire Rods. In this fraction instructional activity, 2nd graders recieve "recipe" cards for adding fractions. After practicing, students create their own cards then exchange  with each other to...
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Working with Cuisenaire Rods In Mathematics

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn the numerical value of each underlined letter of the standard Rod Code and develop systematic usage for building new units.
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Discovering New Units

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars use Cuisenaire rods to explore common denominators. In this fractions lesson, students build Cuisenaire representations of fractions, then find their equivalent counterparts to find the common denominator.
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Cuisenaire Multiplication

For Students 1st - 3rd
Cuisenaire Rods give learners an excellent strategy as they learn about multiplication. How many ways can they make the same product? Using a target product, learners lay out rods to achieve that number through various factors. This...
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Drinking Juice

For Teachers 5th Standards
Pictures, number lines, decimal equivalents, or Cuisenaire rods can be used to show insight into the meaning of multiplying fractions.Here, Alisa drinks 3/4 of 1/2 liter of juice. To find the total volume of the juice that Alisa drank,...
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Measures of Center and Variation

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
In groups, mathematicians make paper strip models of their pencil lengths, then use the data to find the centers of measure. They also use a Cuisenaire® rod set and Unifix® cubes to determine mean and median. Finally, they use an...
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Cuisenaire Chefs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Favorite family recipes and cuisenaire rods are used to help learners understand fractions. They bring in recipes from home and then use their cuisenaire rods to model the fractional values needed to prepare various dishes. A great way...
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Representing Relationships with Equations

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore Cuisenaire Rods.  In this pre-algebra lesson, students work with a partner to generate addition problems with the sum of ten using Cuisenaire Rods. Students construct examples of the Commutative Property using Cuisinaire...
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Cuisenaire Chefs

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners study the fractional values of Cuisenaire rods while working with favorite family recipes.
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Fraction Fever

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
This unit on fractions allows for upper-aged elementary learners to explore ways to find the greatest common factor and least common multiple of two numbers. Ultimately, young mathematicians will be able to identify equivalent fractions,...
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Fraction Strips

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Get a handle on equivalent fractions through the use of manipulatives. Using area models, sets, and length manipulatives like fraction strips and Cuisenaire rods, the class will gain a deeper understanding of equivalent fractions....
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Cuisenaire Mats

For Teachers 1st
First graders use Cuisenaire rods to study the mathematical symbols =, <, > for the relationships is equal to, is less than, and is greater than. They use the rods to show visual explanations of common number combinations.
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Chocolate Bar Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Prepare the class for multiplying fractions using a sweet lesson. The task uses chocolate bars as a context for working with multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Pupils must interpret the meaning of a partial whole within the context...

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