Jump to Grades 3-5 and select "Teaching, Learning, and Communicating About Fractions." Begin by playing the interactive version of the Fraction Tracks game. Then view the video clips of a teacher and her students discussing the game. As you played Fraction Tracks, what was engaging or challenging about the game? What are some of the fraction concepts emphasized in this game? Comment on the students' understanding of equivalent fractions. What did they understand? What were they hesitant about?
Review and work through the lessons on "Who Wants Pizza?" What type of model is being used in these lessons? What are some of the mathematical ideas about fractions being developed in these lessons? How might you use this website with children to support their understanding of fractions?