Discussion:  Fraction Track tool 
Topic:  Fraction Track Revisited 
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Subject:  Fraction Track Revisited 
Author:  ihor 
Date:  May 2 2005 
I'm working on a fractions project with 6th grade teachers and students. I tried
the Fraction Track game and found it was too difficult/confusing for many of the
students. I came back with a revised manipulative (non computer) version of it
that used dice rolls to determine the fraction and the "moves". This limited the
tracks to denominators up to 6 instead of 10. It went much better. It helped
that they could manipulate fraction strips to figure out possibilities for the
game. I'll be using a revised version on Thursday and will share details about
it here.
Ihor
 
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