# [Surfnetkids: 24 Jan 2007] Fractions

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Going Back to College?
3. Weekly Topic: Fractions
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
9. Subscription Management

#1. January 24, 2007

Dear Barbara,

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#3. Fractions

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/fractions.htm

Fractions Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/fractions.pdf

Do fractions make you sweat? Whether you are a student or a parent helping a student, I’ve found five sites that will take you by the hand and explain everything you’ve always feared you could never learn about fractions. Take a deep breath. Let’s go.

http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html

Dozens of colorfully illustrated pages with explanatory lessons and interactive practice games make All About Fractions my pick of the day. Using the Table of Contents, you can jump directly to one of ten chapters (such as Multiplying Fractions, Reducing Fractions and Comparing fractions) or start at the beginning (Basic Fractions) and use the Next Lesson link to continue through the site. My favorite clicks are the timed exercises you’ll find at the bottom of each lesson page.

BBC: Revisewise Maths: Fractions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/number/02_act.shtml

This introductory Fractions lesson from the BBC is divided into four parts: a multimedia activity, a fact sheet, a printable worksheet, and an online test. When you are done, there are other number lessons to explore, including Percentages, Multiplication, Division and Using a Calculator. After you have mastered all the concepts in the Numbers chapter, stop by the Gamezone (link is in the left-hand column) to play a fun math game. “Your mission is to see how far you can navigate your submarine on a fuel of scallops.” Sounds odd, I know, but it includes oodles of math problems to solve.

Cynthia Lanius’ Lessons: Fraction Shapes
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Patterns/

These colorful geometric puzzles and exercises for elementary and middle school students are just plain fun. Oh, and did I mention they were educational too? My favorite is the interactive Pattern Blocks (you’ll find at the “online” link in item two on the front page.) Don’t miss it! Author Cynthia Lanius of Rice University explains it this way “These activities are designed to cause students to think; they are not algorithmic. They do not say, â€˜To add fractions, do step one, step two, step three.’ Students will explore geometric models of fractions and discover relations among them.”

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Fractions.

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#6. Related Games

Math Flashcard Game
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/math-fc.htm

Printable Fractions Coloring Pages
http://www.freekidscoloring.com/numbers/fractions/ (** for premium members only)

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#7.Quote of the Week

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