Exploring Fractions

Today we have been exploring equivalent fractions using Cuisinere. The children were tasked with trying to create a fractions wall using the rods. They soon discovered that they needed to use rods of the same colour in each row, to show that the fractions were equivalent to the whole. They also discovered that it was impossible to make all the fractions and that the equivalent fractions they created were different, depending on which rod was the whole at the top.The children really enjoyed this activity and it has certainly deepened their understanding of equivalent fractions.