Hello everyone, I am excited to share with you some of my thoughts and experiences on teaching fractions and using the website https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/fractions/.
Fractions can be a challenging topic for some students, but with the right resources and support, they can become confident in their understanding of this important concept. One of the resources that I have found to be particularly helpful in teaching fractions is the website https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/fractions/.
This website offers a variety of interactive activities and games that help students visualize and manipulate fractions. One of my favorite features is the "Fraction Bars" tool, which allows students to drag and drop colored bars to represent fractions and compare their sizes (see image below). This visual representation helps students understand the concept of equivalent fractions and the relationship between numerator and denominator. It is also nice that you can resize the fraction bar as well as rotate the bar and fraction circle.
Additional resources that are nice to use include the ability to shade part of the page, coloring in specific units of the fraction (with a label), share the screen, as well as a link to how to use the site.
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 58 second YouTube tutorial.