# Human Intelligence: Theories and Developmental Origins

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 01.06.12

- Narrative
- Math Anxiety
- Types of Learners
- The Kinesthetic Learner
- Levels of Mastery
- Types of Manipulatives
- Incorporating the Computer
- Why don't all Teachers use Manipulatives?
- Lesson 2 - Fractions with Tangrams
- Lesson 3 - Fractions with Cuisenaire Strips (or rods)
- Manipulatives that can Enhance Math Skills - Ideal for Kinesthetic Learners
- Games That can Enhance Math Skills - ideal for Intrapersonal, Verbal, Visual and Kinesthetic Learners
- Internet Sites That Can Enhance Math Skills
- Internet Sites to Integrate Mathematics into the Curriculum
- Commercial Software Programs That Can Enhance Math Skills
- Parent Resources
- Teacher Resources

### Unit Guide

## Multi-Sensory Manipulatives in Mathematics: Linking the Abstract to the Concrete

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## Lesson 3 - Fractions with Cuisenaire Strips (or rods)

Cuisenaire strips (or rods).

Materials: Cuisenaire strips (or rods) - one set per student

Cuisenaire strip (or rods) worksheet

Students may work cooperatively in pairs. Prior to starting, students should lay the strips out from smallest to largest. There are 10 different colors in a Cuisenaire strip set; each 1" wide color strip is measured in inches starting with White (1") through Orange (10"). The colors are in the following sequence: White, red, green, purple, yellow, dark green, black, brown, blue and orange.

Activity: Cuisenaire Strips Worksheet

Pre-Lesson Activity: Have students make their own set of Cuisenaire strips. Students can:

- 1. If the orange strip = 1, each colored strip is what fractional part of the orange strip? List each of the colors from white to orange.
- 2. If the purple strip = 1, each colored strip is what fractional part of the purple strip? List each of the colors from white to orange.
- 3. If the red strip = ½, which strip = 1?
- 4. If the red strip = 1/3, which strip = 1?
- 5. If the white strip = 1/5, which strip = 1?
- 6. If the white strip = ¼, which strip = 1?
- 7. If the red strip = ½, which strip = 1 ½?

Internet Activity: http://best.com/~ejad/java and click on Cuisenaire rods.

- • Work cooperatively, i.e., one student is in charge of making all of the white 1" strips and another is in charge of the red ones, etc. or
- • Each student is given 10-1" wide colored strips and is to measure out/make their own set or
- • Each student is given 10-1" wide white strips and is to color/measure out/make their own set.

*(figures available in print form)*