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Technology PoW: Balloon Booths
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Description:

Pop a hot air balloon by scaling its size so that it fits through a narrow passage and hits a nail.

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Technology Type: Java Applet 
Authors: Jeremy Roschelle
Hollylynne Drier
Dave Gertler
Nick Jackiw
Suzanne Alejandre
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Technology PoW: Puesto de Globos
Tool: Scale 'n Pop
Courses: Math 4 Fractions
Math 5 Fractions
Math 6 Fractions
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  shiv
Comment:Very good tool to discover infinitude of fractions between any two fractions. Lends to Visual estimation connecting to a fraction.
  PeggyH
Comment:really good for understanding fractions and what size really represents
  Torgy
Comment:really helps students understand the importance of the denominator and numerator and how each affects size
  denisef
Comment:Great applet for teaching fractional order