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 Subject: RE: Developing Fraction Concepts Author: tackweed Date: Nov 9 2004
On Nov  5 2004, nolandog wrote:
> I have found that if you have the students find fractional parts of
> many different real life objects they will be able to think beyond
> numbers. One activity they enjoy is to take a favorite saying or
> short riddle and use it the answer to breaking a code. An example
> would explain it clearer. The first 1/4 of doughnut + the middle 1/5
> of dodge = dog. They will need to see an example of this and their
> first attempts will be in the form of the first 1/x of each word but
> experience will help. When each student has a really good puzzle we
> send them to another class for them to solve.

I tried a variant of this in my support class today - the kids really got into
it quick - looks like a good way to breed familiarity with fractions....

Thanks

Jeff

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