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Subject:   RE: Fractions on the number line
Author: Tamona
Date: Jun 3 2010
sounds interesting-What's the website??

On Jun  3 2010, Corby wrote:
> We used this tool for a 2 week period with fourth graders after
> analyzing an assessment task that asked them to put fractions on a
> number line.  On that task, we found they could make area models of
> the fractions, some could put the fractions "in the right order" on
> the number line but didn't pay attention to dividing a line into
> fractional parts.  They had a more 'rule-based' approach.

We had
> the chance to use this tool AFTER we had that assessment
> data....Students and teachers loved it!  Students actively engaged
> buzzing about where and why fractions would go in particular places.
> They had to think about benchmarks and the placement of fractions
> using those benchmarks.  Teachers (and students) loved the immediate
> feedback and the visual representation of seeing the correct answer.
> Teachers  see the potential in the web site of supporting students
> where their understanding - of personalizing the student
> experiences.

We are planning now how we can use this tool--and
> website--next school year.

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