Using Lengths to Represent Equality

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Match the length in more than one way. Pupils work in pairs to create equal lengths using different combinations of rods. The quick activity allows learners to develop a physical understanding of equality and realize there is more than one way to come up with a given length.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge pairs to come up with as many ways as possible to make the length
Classroom Considerations

  • Each pair needs a collection of Cuisenaire rods
  • Individuals should be comfortable writing addition equations
Pros

  • Provides suggestions on how to modify the task
  • Makes connections to other standards within the grade
Cons

  • None
Common Core