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Fraction Bars

This virtual manipulative is a Java applet that allows students to explore concepts in whole number operations and fractions, just as they would with a physical manipulative such as Cuisinaire Rods. The user can add bars of length 1 to 10 to the workspace, change their color, and move, duplicate, or remove them. Instructions for using the applet and teaching ideas for parents/teachers are available through the links at the top of the page.
Contributed by: Utah State University, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Chinese, French, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorUtah State University, Publisher
    • Publication Date2005
    • Rights© 1999-2010 Utah State University
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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