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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Math App for Fractions
If you are working on fractions I highly suggest the app (Thinking Blocks Model and Solve Word Problems, Practice with Fractions). This app provides students with a word problem and they are working with thinking blocks to help them solve the problem. It does a great job of walking students through the process of solving a complicated problem. Many times with students visualizing different fraction amounts is difficult, and now with the complexity of word problems they are asked to solve; it is essential that students have a clear understanding of fractions. Another aspect to the problems that students will be solving is fractions of a whole number. Believe me when I say this can be extremely frustrating to students. However with these visuals my students are getting better at solving these problems. This app would benefit 3-6 graders. Also online there are other concepts that use thinking blocks. Just go to http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html