Discussion:  Roundtable 
Topic:  Fractions, concept and calculations 
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Subject:  RE: Good fraction support 
Author:  ihor 
Date:  Oct 5 2004 
Took a look at your list of 122 entries to see if any would support my darts
activity which I recently submitted as a resource to Mathtools. The purpose of
darts is to hit a balloon on a number line by throwing darts representing
fractions between 0 and 1. Playing this helps students get an intuitive sense of
how fractions work. The interesting challenge that pops up (no pun intended)
often in this activity is when a balloon is between two fractional dart tosses
on a number line. Interesting to watch kids come up with different strategies
to find one that's in between. I found a good applet that gets after this same
idea. It's shodor's "fraction finder". I wrote up a review.
Ihor
 
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