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Topic: A very good website with apps for teaching fractions
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kirby urner

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Re: A very good website with apps for teaching fractions
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 8:30 PM
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When it comes to fractions, it's a good idea to keep 3D (printable) volumes
in the picture.

In our Silicon Forest curriculum, we have a MITE (minimum tetrahedron) that
fills space (per Aristotle).

The MITE face-bonds with another MITE in three ways to give: Lite, Bite,
Rite (1/4)

These in turn combine to form Sytes: Kate, Kat, Kit. (1/2)

You'll find these all published (except for Kit) by Macmillan [1], with
plane nets (angles, edges) in late 1970s.

MITE volume = 1/24 so the rest are easy to compute. All are space-fillers,
though Lite and Kit are not tetrahedrons.

Sytes make the Coupler, an oblate octahedron famous from Archimedean
honeycomb duals (we can get to that later). ( for ESL
courses )


[1] (two
Mites = Bite, Rite, Lite)

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 9:38 AM, Gali Shimoni <> wrote:

> I want to introduce you to a website with very intelligent apps for
> teaching fractions:

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