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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On Line Math Games

Currently we are reviewing material on fractions.

This includes  EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS.

Here is a list of online games/sites that promote practise in making fractions equivalent (equivalent being just a fancy math term for 'of the same value').

For example, 1/2 is of the same value as 4/8...it has just been divided into smaller pieces (eighths instead of halves).

If I cut you 1/2 of the cake and 4/8 of the cake, you will still get the same size cake!

Knowing how to convert fractions into equivalent counterparts is essential when it comes to comparing fractions and adding and subtracting them...as they need to find a common denominator in order to make it easier to compare, add or subtract.

I've suggested students give these sites a try at home as an extension to classroom review.

Go on, give them a try!

Gr. 7 Equiv. Fraction Quiz Online,  Fraction Target GameMatching Fractions GameFinding the Lowest Terms

More games to come as we ease back into comparing fractions...and eventually, comparing decimals, etc. 

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