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Introduction to Fractions Using Cuisenaire Rods (SMILE)

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Author:Gwendolyn M. Manson, Benjamin Banneker School
Description: A lesson for grade 5 designed to teach students to develop concept and fractional relations; learn numerical values of rods and relate them to color and length; use varied approaches to discovering new fractional relations; write a problem-solving story; and relate fractions in a relevant way to their culture. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Fifth Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Fractions/Decimals/Percents

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