Friday, November 1, 2013

Fraction Strips Made Easy - Digitally!

Teaching fractions can be such a difficult concept for kids.  Memories of creating fraction strips with 30 students and trying very hard to get them to fold them into thirds, or fifth, or ninths still makes me break out in hives.  You can imagine my excitement when I found Fraction Wall a digital fraction strip creator!
The fraction wall will help students learn equivalent fractions.  Students click on the parts of the whole to indicate different fractions.  This app also has boxes, which can be hidden, that show the value of the fraction selected.  Least common multiple can also be calculated with this app making adding, subtracting, or comparing fractions visual for students.  

An image of the app's dashboard is shown below.  This might be a great app to automatically add to the student accounts!

The video tutorial is below!

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