Unit 1, Lesson 3# Using Cuisenaire Rods as a model, show fractions of different size wholes

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 60 min(s)

Using Cuisenaire Rods as a model, students will show fractions of different size wholes. Students must decontextualize the quantities of Cuisenaire Rods into a numerator and denominator as parts of a fraction in relationship to the given whole. Prior Knowledge Required: Students are able to create, name, and write fractions. Using Cuisenaire Rods to Model Fractions. Students will understand that fractions are built from unit fractions.