Learning objects Dynamic fractions

TLF ID L134

Use a tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Create a grid with a number of rectangles ranging from 1 to 100 (up to a 10x10 array). Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. Interact with a dynamic number line to express fractions differently. Change display options to set task difficulty. Make your own question and answer games.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the relationship between representations of fractions.
  • Students write fractions to match area diagrams.
  • Students recognise fractions as numbers located on a number line.
  • Students find equivalent fractions.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities for students to generate visual representations of fractions on a grid.
  • Allows the student to vary the grid size to suit their skill level.
  • Demonstrates that fractions shaded on the grid may also be presented on a number line or in conventional and equivalent fraction form.
  • Provides supportive feedback and prompts for students, especially when using the manual mode.
Year level

4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Number lines
    • Mathematics/Number sequences
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Experiential learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith South NSW 2750 Australia
    • URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.