## Lessons Developed by Molly Silha © June 1997

LESSON TITLES:

COOKING UP FRACTIONS :

This lesson is wonderful for students who need to practice their problem solving skills and reinforce their knowledge of multiplying and dividing fractions.

LEARN FRACTIONS WITH CUISENAIRE RODS:
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Learning with manipulatives is a great way to learn fractions. Using Cuisenaire Rods help students grasp the concept of fractions and with the guidance from a teacher it will help the students develop confidence with their problems.

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