Two games from the Center for Game Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington stand out from the others.
Fractions on the number line:
Here are some nice online examples for simplifying fractions http://www.mathwarehouse.com/fractions/Here is an online game for identifying fractions and equivalent fractions. Play the online Fraction Ball game here http://themathgames.com/Their Fraction Matching game is also good.How do fractions relate to the number line? Show that 3/4 + 3/4 = 1 1/2 by placing fraction bars on top of a number line. I created the documents below to demonstrate this concept. Print out the files below. Use 3M™ Super 77™ Multipurpose Spray Adhesive to glue these pages to foam core then cut them out. I use two 2-cup volume measuring cups. Pouring 3/4 cup of water into the other measuring cup shows a total volume of 1 1/2 cups. The children like to experiment with this on their own. |