The standard method of showing fractions with
the cuisenaire rods is by placing one rod beside the other to show how
they compare in size. The rods can be shown vertically (as below) or horizontally.
The first rod of the ordered pair is the numerator ( the top number
of a fraction). The second rod of the ordered pair is the unit
or denominator (the bottom number of a fraction).
= 1/2 = 2/3 = 4/3 = 3/2
Now you give it a try:
On your own paper, write the fraction represented by each of the following.
1. = 2. =
3. = 4. =
Check your Answers.
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