Visualizing Fractions to Decimals to Percents


Margo Lynn Mankus
mmankus@gmu.edu mmankus@ti.com Session 935 NCTM National Conference Las Vegas, Nevada April, 2002 

The Graduate School of Education George Mason University Fairfax, VA Come discuss teaching strategies and questioning techniques to help your students develop a deeper meaning of the different representations of numbers. Virtual Fractions and more will be used to provide quickly the shapes needed to name and compare numbers! Grade Band 35 Expectations for Number Sense Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems:

Java Virtual Manipulative Applets, Jacobo Bulaevsky. 
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Getting Familiar with Virtual ManipulativesWhen you click on a Virtual Manipulative Applet button below, a window will open up with the applet running. You will have two windows open. You want to size the windows so that you can switch from this page to the applet and back again. Here is a suggested sizing of the screen. The applet page is on the left and another page is shown on the right. Once the manipulative is open, you can open an activity below from this page. Then just click on the activity to read the question then click on the applet page to work! You will be able to print the work you create on the applet by using the Shift Print Screen key (PC). You will have to paste the screen into a word processor and then print. Virtual Manipulative Applet ButtonsThese applets will open in a separate window. Activities
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