Home Chapter 17 Weblinks

• AAA Math
As part of the AAA Math website, this link takes the user to a plethora of activities relating from the most basic to the most complex fractions. By clicking on the desired type of lesson, the student experiences an explanation, interactive practice, and challenge games about fractions.

• Fraction Bars
Much like Cuisenaire rods, this applet encourages students to think in a good way. Bars are placed over a number line on which the step size can be adjusted. A flexible model that can be used for all four operations.

Two fractions and an area model for each are given. The user must find a common denominator to rename and add the fractions. Very conceptual although rigidly adhering to the algorithm. You cannot set your own problem.

• Fractions---Rectangle Multiplication
An easily adjusted area model for multiplication of two fractions up to 2 x 2. You cannot set your own problems but the presentation is quite good.

• Funbrain.com
Part of the FunBrain website, this link takes the user to the game "Fresh Baked Fractions," where students can practice finding equivalent fractions independently. There are options for choosing the difficulty level.

• Funschool
The Funschool website contains mathematical games on number concepts and operations, fractions, decimals, percents, geometry, probability, patterns, and equations.

• Math Forum
This is a part of the Math Forum website that lists interesting questions and answers on fraction computation. Be sure to examine the library to locate lots of information on mathematics.

• ProTeacher.com
This teacher resource site provides links to many classroom activities relating to fractions to use in the classroom. Many of the links provide printable activity sheets to correlate with the lesson.

• Who wants Pizza? A Fun way to Learn Fractions
Titled, "Who wants Pizza? A Fun way to learn Fractions," this link takes students to an interactive unit on fractions. Moving from an interactive introduction, all the way through practice with multiplying fractions, this site could be of good use throughout many grade levels.

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