Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Multiplying Fractions on a Geoboard (w/ free app!)

It might be an understatement to say that my life changed the day I realized that you can visually represent fractions. I had a rather tortured early fraction experience. (Tummy ache every day of fourth grade if that tells you anything!) What I wouldn't have given for someone to tell me that "fractions" doesn't equate "memorizing steps that mean absolutely nothing to the average fourth grade brain!"

In this little video I show you one thing that I wish someone--anyone--had shown me as a fourth grader. The Geoboard App I use is from The Math Learning Center and is free, both online and as a mobile app.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I cant wait to try it out! :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Jenny! I hope you report back. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for the great video! We just got this app on our student ipads and have explored it a little but I Love the idea of using it for fractions. Also love that you can use a website version. I linked that to my classroom blog so students can use it at home even if they don't have an ipad! Great idea!

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    1. Lesa, that's awesome! I'd love to hear more about how your use it. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  3. I love this! It is so clear and visual. Your students are in good hands!

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    1. That's so kind of you to say. Thank you!

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