Education Technology

Fraction Forms

Published on 09/03/2009

Activity Overview

Students will compare the results of using division to create fractions under the different mode settings for fraction display and make generalizations from the patterns they observe.

Before the Activity

Present students with a problem such as:

In a small cafe, there are 6 cups of sugar left in the pantry to put into 4 sugar bowls. If you want them all to contain the same amount of sugar, how much sugar goes into each sugar bowl?

During the Activity

Have students present their solutions to the problem. Encourage them to find as many ways to represent the solution as possible.