# Fraction fiddle: tool

TLF ID L2800

Use a tool to explore what happens when you change the numerals in a fraction. Compare two fractions and find out which is larger. For example, decide whether 4/3 is larger than 7/5. Build the two fractions. Compare the fractions on a number line. A handy tool for use on an interactive whiteboard.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students investigate relationships between different representations of fractions.
• Students explore the effect of changing numerator and denominator on the type and size of a fraction.
• Students explore equivalent fractions.
Educational value
• Students explore the meaning of numerators and denominators.
• Represents fractions visually to help students compare the relative size of two fractions.
• Dynamically generates an area model and the position of fractions on a number line.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6

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

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Script writer
• Name: Erica Dale
• Organisation: Tungaroo Software
• Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Jenni Way
• Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
• Educational validator
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• 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.