Cuisenaire Rods & Number Lines

Rosanna Ortiz
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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2 pages
Rosanna Ortiz


Cuisenaire rods are a great way to help students develop their understanding of fractions on a number line. For example, students can use the brown rod as their whole and then see which smaller rods they can use to equal the brown rod. Students can then trace the rods to create a number line!

Use this simple resource for students to record what they find as they explore with teh cuisenaire rods.

For more ideas on how to teach fractions on a number line read my blog: http://www.edjro.com/blog
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2 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Represent a fraction 1/𝘣 on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into 𝘣 equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/𝘣 and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/𝘣 on the number line.
Represent a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 on a number line diagram by marking off 𝘢 lengths 1/𝘣 from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size 𝘢/𝘣 and that its endpoint locates the number 𝘢/𝘣 on the number line.


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