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? N/A |

What extra things must be done to make it work? N/A |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: 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 |

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