Discussion:  All Topics 
Topic:  Fractions  Parts of a Whole 
Related Item:  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/723/ 
Post a new topic to the tool: Fractions  Parts of a Whole discussion 

Subject:  Fractions  Parts of a Whole 
Author:  Rosa 
Date:  Apr 13 2004 
I this tool to be useful. There are two things that I like specifically. One, I
like that fact that you can see the fraction (off to the right) and I also like
fact that you can see the visual presentation of the fraction on the left. I
also like "parts of the whole" is represented by a circle and square. I think
this visualization is important for students. This will help them realize you
can take parts out of anything besides a pie or pizza.
I do have a have a question: Would be better for students to see the decimal for
the fraction in this tool? Should students be introduce to .50 for 1/2? Or would
be too confusing?
 
Post a new topic to the tool: Fractions  Parts of a Whole discussion  
Visit related
discussions: Fractions  Parts of a Whole tool PreKindergarten  