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Working with Fractions

This webpage links to a Java applet that enables students to build fractions, make equivalent fractions, compare fractions, and complete addition and subtraction of simple fractions with like denominators. The applet includes a variety of levels of challenge and representation. The webpage also includes a downloadable applet, a PowerPoint presentation on how to use the simulation, a PDF lesson plan, and a series of eight student recording sheets in PDF format.
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Contributed by: Deborah Gaff - Author, PhET Interactive Simulations - Publisher, University of Colorado - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorDeborah Gaff - Author, PhET Interactive Simulations - Publisher, University of Colorado - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011 University of Colorado
      http://phet.colorado.edu/en/about/licensing
      Creative Commons-Attribution 3.0 license
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Comprehensive resource
      By bethb on 05/29/2013 - 10:50
    • This resource has everything! The simulation is great on its own, but the lesson plan that is provided can give you added direction and ready to use materials.