Wednesday, August 31, 2005

[TIPS] - visualfractions.com

Math teachers have long struggled with teaching the concept of fractions. Some kids pick it up right away while others seem to always have troubles.

Next time your favorite math teacher is about to begin the fractions unit, show him/her this site: http://visualfractions.com/ Look on the left of the home page for the Main Categories (Adding Fractions, Multiplying Fractions, etc) Once in that selected area you'll note that you have hyperlinks under the graphics area that will let you represent the fractions by either lines or circles. Very nice.
 
I was able to figure them out 3/4 of the time. Or, maybe it was more like 6/8? :-)

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