PDL's Barnyard Equivalent Fraction Race Game for Cuisenaire® Rods has two fraction activities that allow student to gain fluency in equivalent fractions. These activities are a platform for students to discover equivalent fractions. These activities are great in large groups, small groups or individually.
The first activity is a racing game designed to be used with Cuisenaire® Rods. During the racing game, the rules provide the student opportunity to observe when certain fractions are equivalent to others. The game provides many opportunities for discovery and should be played many times before moving onto the next activity.
The second activity allows the student to use what he/she has discovered about equivalency and apply that understanding. Successful discovery of fraction equivalency in the first activity ensures success in the second activity. If the student struggles to provide the correct amount of hay to the right animal, have the child return to the first activity.
Want to see this product in action and get lesson ideas? Watch these videos:
Cuisenaire Rod Game for Teaching Fractions, Factoring and MoreHow to Teach FractionsExploring Fractions with Cuisenaire RodsExploring Fractions of SquaresExploring Fractions of Cubes
Want to learn more simple and relaxing ways to teach fractions? Check out my blog post:
3 Relaxing Activities for Teaching Fractions
This product is also included in both the following products PDL's Fraction Exploration for Cuisenaire Rods
PDL's Interactive Math Notebook for Cuisenaire Rods
If you found this activity useful, go check out Play Discover Learn's Fraction Exploration for Cuisenaire® Rods where you will get over 20 activities and 80 task cards that will provide you with over a year's worth of classroom work and discussion on fractions.
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