# Cuisenaire Rods Teacher Resources

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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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#### 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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#### Cooking With Cuisinaires

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

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students 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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#### Learn Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners study fractions with the use of manipulatives. They use Cuisenaire Rods to visualize problems and solve them.
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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. For 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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#### Representing Relationships with Equations

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners 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. Learners construct examples of the Commutative Property using Cuisinaire...
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#### Cuisenaire Chefs

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students study the fractional values of Cuisenaire rods while working with favorite family recipes.
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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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#### 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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#### Discovering New Units

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners use Cuisenaire rods to explore common denominators. In this fractions lesson plan, students build Cuisenaire representations of fractions, then find their equivalent counterparts to find the common denominator.
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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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#### 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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#### 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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#### Using Lengths to Represent Equality

For Students 1st Standards
Match the length in more than one way. Pupils work in pairs to create equal lengths using different combinations of rods. The quick activity allows learners to develop a physical understanding of equality and realize there is more than...
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#### Pattern Play

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners create their own number patterns to reinforce their understanding of the concept of patterns. They also search for the unexpected guests in each other's patterns.
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#### Manipulatives Make Abstract Math Concepts Concrete

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Using math lessons that include manipulatives can help cement learning.
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#### Multiplication Strategies - A Day at the Zoo

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This is an amazing 33-page resource for teaching multiplication! Your mathematicians will discover the connection between multiplication and repeated addition. They also will work collaboratively with arrays while studying zoo animals....
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#### Frame Yourself: Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Elementary schoolers are arranged in pairs and view the video Math Works: Measurement: The Difference Between Perimeter and Area. They discuss any prior knowledge they have of the term perimeter and then brainstorm together what the...
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#### How Heavy

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Break out the balances for this primary grade lesson plan on weight measurement. Using common elementary school manipulatives like unifix or snap cubes, young mathematicians determine the weight of four different classroom objects. A...
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#### How Long

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It won't take young mathematicians long to learn how to measure length with this fun, hands-on activity. Working in pairs, children use Unifix® or snap cubes to measure and record the lengths of different classroom objects. To extend the...