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Fractions – Adding

In this virtual manipulative, students are given two fractions with unlike denominators, and shapes divided into equal pieces that represent those fractions. Students find equivalent fractions with a common denominator by re-dividing those shapes. They then add the resulting fractions, and the applet shows the result in a new shape. 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, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Chinese, French, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorUtah State University, Publisher
    • Publication Date2001
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1999-2010 Utah State University
    • AccessAvailable for purchase, Free access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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