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Fraction Darts

Fractions (Math 6) 
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 6) 
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 6) 
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 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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 6) 
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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Converting between Fractions, ...

Equivalent fractions (Math 6)+ 
JavaScript 
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By sliding a lever, students can change the numerator and denominator of a fraction. In the process, students will be able to make connections between numerator or denominator size and fraction size. ...
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Converting between Fractions, ...

Writing fractions (Math 6)+ 
JavaScript 
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This worksheet follows up on the classwork activity. (see link below in Resource Connections)
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Estimating the Size of Fractio...

Comparing & ordering (Math 6) 
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 6) 
TI73 Explorer 
Activity 

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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 6) 
TI73 Explorer 
Activity 

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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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Walking the Line: Activities f...

Fractions (Math 6) 
TI73 Explorer 
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These activities are intended to help students use the number line and the fraction line to develop both an operations and number sense. Several activities focus on operations with the integers, such ...
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Colour Calculator Information ...

Fractions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Colour Calculator, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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Real Estate Tycoon

Simplifying fractions (Math 6)+ 
Computer 
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In this yearlong project, students design, "build," and "sell" a house; after which they simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute w...
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Rational Number Relationships

Fractions <> decimals (Math 6) 
Excel 
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In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers. The students will also learn how to create the template. Students will exp...
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Fraction Darts Teacher Page

Fractions (Math 6) 
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 6) 
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 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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Mosaic Teacher Support

Adding fractions (Math 6) 
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 6) 
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 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Generate Fraction Worksheets S...

Fractions (Math 6) 
Computer 
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Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the perl script application, Generate Fraction Worksheets.
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Number Line Jumps Story

Dividing fractions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Story 

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A teacher explains how he used the SMART Notebook: Number Line Jumps file to help his students understand why the rule "invert and multiply" works when dividing fractions.
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Playing Fraction Darts

Fractions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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A story from a staff development session: Ihor describes his session with two veteran 6th grade teachers playing a few rounds of Fraction Darts.
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Decimals

Comparing & ordering (Math 6)+ 
Computer 
Support Material 

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A collection of illustrated concepts including problems for students to work out, and standalone word problems. Includes automated feedback. Pre and posttests, answer sheets, additional help, tools,...
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