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Fraction Concepts

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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These interactive activities develop the concept of fractions as parts of a whole, and provide practice in writing and comparing fractions. The activities prompt students to answer questions by fillin...
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Fraction Darts

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Fraction Darts is a Microworlds Applet activity that challenges students to pop a balloon situated on a number line from 0 to 1 by throwing fractional darts. The student sets a numerator and denomi...
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Fractris Problem

Adding fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This problem deals with basic addition of fractions. However, some of the questions also encourage students to investigate different ways to get the fractions to add up to 1. By multiplying all the fr...
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Mosaic Problem

Adding fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This problem deals with basic addition of fractions. In addition, the second question brings up basic ideas of calculus, i.e. using smaller and smaller rectangles to approximate an irregular shape. Th...
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No Matter What Shape Your Frac...

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Students use pattern blocks to investigate and build relations among fractions.
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Scale 'n Pop Problem

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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 th...
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Estimating the Size of Fractio...

Comparing & ordering (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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This activity helps students to understand when to round fractions to 0, 1/2 or 1. By sliding a lever, students create visual models to represent fractions. Students decide whether the fractions are c...
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Addition and Subtraction

Fractions (Math 5) 
TI73 Explorer 
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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Number Line App to add and subtract whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
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SMILE Mathematics Activity

Equivalent fractions (Math 5) 
TI73 Explorer 
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Stepbystep directions on how to use the the five SMILE Mathematics computer games: MiniMax, Box, Matching Fractions, Angle, and Rhino.
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Fraction Conversion Lesson

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
Calculator 
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Students will learn how to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents using a computer applet and the concept of money.
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Fraction King Lesson

Equivalent fractions (Math 5)+ 
Calculator 
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Students and teacher play a game called "Fraction King" to seed the idea of taking fractions of whole numbers then use manipulatives and several computer applets to concretize the idea.
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Ideas for Working with Fractio...

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
Calculator 
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Help students to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
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Expanding Our Pattern Block Fr...

Writing fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, the students expand the number of fractions they can represent with pattern blocks by increasing the whole. Instead of representing the whole with one yellow hexagon, the students expl...
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Fraction Concepts

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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These interactive activities develop the concept of fractions as parts of a whole, and provide practice in writing and comparing fractions. The activities prompt students to answer questions by fillin...
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Fraction Darts Teacher Page

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This is a teacher information page to accompany the Fraction Darts Microworlds Applet activity. The activity challenges students to pop a balloon situated on a number line from 0 to 1 by throwing frac...
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Fraction Facts

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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The following discussions and activities are designed to introduce students to fractions, including operations with fractions, converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
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Fractris Teacher Support

Adding fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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Investigating Fraction Relatio...

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students use relationship rods to explore fraction relationships. This work with relationships lays the foundation for work with more challenging fraction concepts.
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Looking Back and Moving Forwar...

Writing fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, the students use a fraction applet to construct various fractions when given the fraction in standard form. This lesson promotes problem solving, reasoning, and multiple representation...
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Making and Investigating Fract...

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students will make and use a set of fraction strips to represent the length model, discover fraction relationships, and work with equivalent fractions.
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Mosaic Teacher Support

Adding fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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Rational Number Project

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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The Rational Number Project (RNP) is a cooperative research and
development project funded by the National Science Foundation. Project
personnel have been investigating children’s learning of fracti...
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Scale 'n Pop Teacher Support

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Links to NCTM Standards, related activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, and other resources.
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What's My Order?

Comparing & ordering (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Lesson plan accompanying Jacobo Bulaevsky's Fraction Bars applet. The lesson teaches students to see how fractions are related to a unit whole, to use a model to compare fractional parts of a whole, a...
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Inch by Inch: Discovering Frac...

Writing fractions (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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In this lesson, students use an actual ruler to represent various fractions as lengths. This lesson builds on the work done in the previous lesson with nonstandard measurement as students use a standa...
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