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Thinking Blocks: Fractions

This interactive Flash activity gives students an opportunity to visually model and calculate six different types of fraction applications, all in the context of solving word problems. Types of problems include finding a fraction of a number, using a known part to find the whole or other part, and problems using the four operations. A video demonstration introduces the method, and then students work on problems. Teachers can track a student's progress throughout the problem sets.
Contributed by: Colleen King, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 8The resources in this collection are intended to help educators understand and implement the eighth Mathematical Practice Standard of the CCSS. You will find informative presentations, lesson plans, and problem sets that will help establish mathematical habits of mind that support this standard. You'll also find many problem tasks for use with students in the companion classroom collection.
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Problem Set, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorColleen King, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Great Application that uses Word Problem!
      By bethb on 01/01/2013 - 14:30
    • I love this site! It has great word problems that can follow a specific standard without the teacher having to create new word problems in the blink of an eye! Thanks for the great site!
    • 4
      By richardx on 04/06/2018 - 03:21
    • Fractional numbers can likewise be composed without using explicit numerators or denominators, by using Assignment Corp decimals, percent signs, or negative types (as in 0.01, 1%, and 10−2 respectively, which are all equivalent to 1/100).
    • 4
      Amazing info
      By Upood1938 on 03/28/2018 - 00:48
    • You can learn about the visual model as well about the different methods of applications of fractions with the help of this article and check out superior papers reviews for the useful task. Mostly students consider the maths difficult subject and find difficulty in solving the word problem questions but this blog will help you a lot.