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Tool: Compare Fraction Strips Review
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: VickiLou, May 20 2009 08:01:54:917PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
This applet is a great way to help students develop strategies for comparing fractions. Enter in 2 fractions with common denominators, and the applet makes it obvious which one is larger. Then enter in two fractions with common numerators and the students will begin to develop a strategy. Also use the applet to compare fractions like 4/7 and 5/11, where 1 is less than 1/2 and the other is greater than 1/2.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Not much, really. This is a prelude to finding common denominators.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
What extra things must be done to make it work?
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
All you have to do is enter in numbers representing numerator and denominator; the applet instantly shows fractions representing those values.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:
Math 4: Fractions
Math 5: Fractions
Math 6: Fractions
Math 7: Fractions