After being introduced to decimals and decimal notation, my 6-year-old was ready to try using Cuisenaire Rods to make a number line that included fractions in decimal form. It is important that children not only see fractions as parts of a whole, but also as points on a number line. This activity helps bring the 3-dimensional rods down to 2-dimensional paper.
The activity in this free math video helps bring the child’s work with the 3-dimensional Cuisenaire Rods down to 2-dimensional paper. It is important that children understand that every fraction represents a point on the number line. This is one way to help develop that understanding.