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Activity: Scale 'n Pop Problem
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Description: This problem allows students to investigate the properties of fractions. The applet allows a visual representations of basic properties of fractions, and makes it easier to see things like the fact that a smaller numerator makes the fraction smaller, but a smaller denominator makes the fraction bigger. The problem also illustrates how fractions can be used to scale a set amount, and the data table displays that scaling. This also illustrates conversion between fractions and decimals.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: ESCOT
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plan: Scale 'n Pop Teacher Support
Tool: Scale 'n Pop
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Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Seal, Jun 21 2005 04:39:07:940AM
Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings
Ability to meet my goals: Effective
Recommended for: Math 6: Fractions
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