Topic: How do I teach fractions using online and offline resources?
As it happened on Friday, 11th March 2011 00:00 - 01:00 GMT

ColinTGraham:
Welcome to today's #mathchat everyone.
12:01 am
mathfour:
Woohoo! RT @ColinTGraham: Welcome to today's #mathchat everyone. #mathchat
12:01 am
ColinTGraham:
It was a close vote on the topic, so we'll be doing the second choice next week! #mathchat
12:01 am
mathfour:
What's the topic, boss? #mathchat
12:02 am
ColinTGraham:
This week's topic is that old favourite: "How do I teach fractions using online and offline resources?" #mathchat
12:02 am
mathfour:
How appropriate: I'm reheating 4/8 of a pizza for me and the girl! #mathchat
12:03 am
padgets:
#mathchat Hey everybody! Sharon here HS science teacher from Iowa and eating humble pie :0)
12:03 am
ColinTGraham:
We'll be looking for practical strategies/tips/ideas... so try to keep things focused! Mention age of students, if appropriate #mathchat
12:04 am
mathfour:
@padgets Hi, Sharon! Good to see you again! #mathchat
12:04 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour @padgets Hi Bon, hi Sharon! #mathchat
12:04 am
jmplus2:
Is math chat for high school teachers or all levels? #mathchat
12:04 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham Got it - so with an 18mo, talk in fractions - 4/8 of a pizza is what we're having. #mathchat
12:05 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat I am a firm believer in "Investigating Fractions, Decimals, and Percents" by Fosnot...http://t.co/2sOgCOk
12:05 am
ColinTGraham:
@jmplus2 Anyone interested or involved with teaching mathematics at whatever level: parents, students, admin welcome too! #mathchat
12:05 am
mathfour:
@jmplus2 Everybody! Come on in - it isn't my house, but I like sitting on the floor. #mathchat
12:07 am
jmplus2:
Hello then! Thank you for the invite. #mathchat
12:07 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat Fosnot's resources are listed for 4-6 but could easily be used with struggling middle school learners.
12:07 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Why such a firm believer? What is it about Fosnot's approach that you like/feel needs to used? #mathchat
12:08 am
mathfour:
I taught fractions to a class of ed majors who were focusing in math. That was interesting. Got to teach some fun tactics. #mathchat
12:09 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour So with very early learners, the visual aspect of 8 slices, eating 4 of them is the key... counting skill reinforcement? #mathchat
12:09 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham it's based on research about how learners develop rational number understanding. It includes a landscape of learning
12:10 am
jmplus2:
4th gr: Kids create own fraction cards with fractions using arrays and then the fraction name #mathchat
12:10 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc So based on development of concept through investigation, and the fraction 'sense' arises from the exploration? #mathchat
12:10 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat One of the keys is to understand fractions as an operator on something 4/8 - 4 eighths of what?
12:10 am
padgets:
#mathchat we just used fractions to talk about how much time a cell spends in mitosis or meiosis
12:11 am
mathfour:
When I taught oilfield math, we used dominos - each of the sides represented the num or den. #mathchat
12:11 am
ColinTGraham:
@jmplus2 When you say arrays, do you mean a grid of squares of different size/number? #mathchat
12:12 am
jmplus2:
But the good ol' tray of brownies for fractions always works. #mathchat
12:12 am
mathfour:
So you stand up the dominos next to each other and do the arithmetic that way. #mathchat
12:13 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham yes. They introduce fractions using sub sandwich scenario w/ the question "Is it fair?" Does each group get the same
12:13 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Does it become an issue/problem if 4/8 of a pizza is not seen as being equivalent to 1/2 of a cake? #mathchat
12:13 am
padgets:
#mathchat food is a good fraction lesson
12:13 am
mathfour:
@jmplus2 Food always makes fractions better. #mathchat
12:13 am
uscedu67:
RT @jmplus2: But the good ol' tray of brownies for fractions always works. #mathchat
12:13 am
mathfour:
If the kids are old enough, I refer to fractions as "the f-word" #mathchat
12:14 am
jmplus2:
@ColinTGraham yes we use arrays to start with. Have also used geometry shapes to teach fractions #mathchat
12:14 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour restricts you to numbers between 1 and 6, though, unless you get special dominoes... #mathchat
12:14 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham @delta_dc That's a good one. 4/8 of a pizza is NOT 1/2 a cake. So there we get into units! #mathchat
12:14 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham that develops over time. Vygotsky says learning starts close to home and then moves to the abstract.
12:14 am
dansmath:
hi guys - when i was 7-12 yrs old i used to count out a handful of choc chips then form them into that number... #mathchat
12:15 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham I had plastic pieces made and wrote the numbers on them with sharpies. #mathchat
12:15 am
jmplus2:
@mathfour especially when it is their favorite treat 1/16th is suddenly not so big #mathchat
12:15 am
mathfour:
@dansmath More food! #mathchat
12:15 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Yes, I am very into zones of proximal development! Push just beyond what is currently 'known' into the unknown. #mathchat
12:15 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @mathfour @colintgraham Exactly! I love how they use the clock model to teach addition and subtraction of fractions - time as unit
12:16 am
dansmath:
...then eat one chip and make the next number, etc. down to 1. #dotmatrix #mathchat
12:16 am
ColinTGraham:
@dansmath Did you set yourself rules about how many you could eat? I used to do similar thing with smarties (M&Ms too) #mathchat
12:17 am
padgets:
#mathchat mixed numbers drive me crazy
12:17 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat start by saying I ran for 1/2 hr & walked for 1/3 hr - how long did I exercise in all. Common denominator comes naturally
12:17 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham @delta_dc What? "zones of proximal development" #mathchat
12:18 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour It's part of Vygotsky's theories on cognitive development. I think he describes it better than Piaget in his theories #mathchat
12:18 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @mathfour @colintgraham This is where learners need support from a knowledgeable other to move from approximating to fluency
12:19 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @jmplus2: @ColinTGraham yes we use arrays to start with. Have also used geometry shapes to teach fractions #mathchat
12:19 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @padgets: #mathchat food is a good fraction lesson
12:19 am
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Some people would argue that mixed numbers don't exist! How about improper (top-heavy) fractions? #mathchat
12:20 am
padgets:
#mathchat ok I need to brush up on my terminology!!!!!
12:20 am
delta_dc:
RT ?@padgets: #mathchat mixed numbers drive me crazy? << in what way?
12:20 am
dansmath:
@ColinTGraham one rule: once i spelled out the first handful of chips then that's all i would eat. usually about 37. #mathchat
12:21 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham @padgets I HATE when people use the word "improper fraction" - what the heck did they do to deserve that?! #mathchat
12:21 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @delta_dc: #mathchat One of the keys is to understand fractions as an operator on something 4/8 - 4 eighths of what?
12:21 am
mathfour:
@POWERORGmath @delta_dc Yep, it's the big OF in the room. #mathchat
12:22 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Fractions are "proper" when they lie between 0 and 1... they can be called vulgar and common too... "trashy" fractions? #mathchat
12:22 am
POWERORGmath:
"@ColinTGraham: This week's topic is that old favourite: "How do I teach fractions using online and offline resources?" #mathchat" <Good!!
12:23 am
padgets:
@delta_dc #mathchat I always got my bottom number mixed up with my upper number when doing addition, subtraction ect
12:24 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @padgets probably because you were dealing with abstractions rather than concrete amounts like a 1/4 of an hour.
12:24 am
mathfour:
@padgets @delta_dc If you read top to bottom (like left to right): 4/8 = 4 pieces OF 8 pieces. Would that help? #mathchat
12:24 am
ColinTGraham:
OK, now we all know what we mean when we talk about fractions... right? So if 1 1/2 is a mixed number, is 1.5 a mixed number too? #mathchat
12:24 am
dansmath:
improper fractions are top-heavy and fall over, collapsing under their own weight. #mathchat
12:24 am
jmplus2:
Any recommendations for online 4th grade level fraction sites? #mathchat
12:24 am
icecolbeveridge:
@mathfour "The only way I can distinguish proper from improper fractions/ Is by their actions." - Ogden Nash #mathchat
12:24 am
mathfour:
That's what SHE said! RT @padgets:I always got my bottom number mixed up with my upper number when doing addition, subtraction etc #mathchat
12:25 am
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat ahhh got it
12:25 am
POWERORGmath:
@mathfour @ColinTGraham @padgets Funny. I tell students that "improper" means it does not fit in the original pann pack etc. #mathchat
12:25 am
padgets:
@dansmath #mathchat nice!!
12:25 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham Well, is (x+2)(x-4)/(x+2) a polynomial? #mathchat
12:25 am
mathfour:
@dansmath That's just rude. (or a "fat comment" for fractions) #mathchat
12:26 am
ColinTGraham:
@jmplus2 OK, Jeanne is looking for some help with 4th grade online resources... that would be around 10yo #mathchat
12:26 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat oh boy! here we go! I think so
12:26 am
jmplus2:
Or how about any goofy songs to remember denominator and numerator? #mathchat
12:26 am
dansmath:
i once had a student who 'didnt have clue' abt fracs and dec. i asked 'if you have six qtrs how much is it?' she immed said $1.50. #mathchat
12:28 am
dansmath:
@mathfour i meant imp frac has unbalanced distrib of wght, not sheer amt of it. what abt 'bigger in texas'? #mathchat
12:28 am
ColinTGraham:
@jmplus2 NCETM in the UK has a very good page about preparing to teach fractions:http://bit.ly/doYeVf KS2 is age group for Gd 4 #mathchat
12:29 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @mathfour @padgets we talk about how the denominator is the name - why we start by writing 4/8 as 4-eighths.
12:30 am
padgets:
@delta_dc #mathchat I wish you all had been my math teachers!!
12:30 am
mathfour:
@dansmath Well, clearly all fractions are bigger in Texas. duh. #mathchat
12:31 am
jmplus2:
@ColinTGraham thank you for the site. will check it out. #mathchat
12:31 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat all things are bigger in Texas! ( sorry could not resist!) LOL Love ya!
12:31 am
POWERORGmath:
@ColinTGraham 1 1/2 and 1.5 both have whole's and parts. A mixed number.? I vote yes. #mathchat
12:31 am
mathfour:
RT @icecolbeveridge "The only way I can distinguish proper from improper fractions/ Is by their actions." - Ogden Nash #mathchat
12:31 am
padgets:
@POWERORGmath #mathchat that was /is my delimma!
12:31 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc That works in English... in Japanese, the name would be "of" "eight-part" "four" roughly... #mathchat
12:32 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @padgets I tell my preservice elementary teachers (most of whom are afraid of math) - it's not about ability it's about experience
12:32 am
mathfour:
@jmplus2 I'll make you some... let me know some questions you have or some problems and I'll do them for you tomorrow. #mathchat
12:33 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @ColinTGraham: @jmplus2 NCETM in the UK has a very good page about preparing to teach fractions: http://bit.ly/doYeVf KS2 is age group for Gd 4 #mathchat
12:33 am
mathfour:
@jmplus2 Let me know here: http://mathisnotafourletterword.com/request-a-solution #mathchat
12:33 am
dansmath:
fraction joke: go into a pizza place and ask how many slices in a med. pizza. "six." "well cut mine into 8 cuz i'm really hungry!" #mathchat
12:33 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham is the symbol the same?
12:33 am
padgets:
#mathchat I have become better with your help
12:33 am
ColinTGraham:
@POWERORGmath Problem is, it's not up for a vote! 1 1/2 is 'technically' a mixed number, whereas 1.5 is a decimal... Gaah! #mathchat
12:34 am
jmplus2:
@mathfour you mean you would write some songs? That would be great! #mathchat
12:34 am
mathfour:
@POWERORGmath @ColinTGraham I'm for abolishing the monikers "mixed number" and "improper fraction" #mathchat
12:34 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc The symbol is the same, but different naming conventions can cause problems with communication in respective languages #mathchat
12:35 am
padgets:
#mathchat learned many a math concept with School House Rock
12:35 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat what about division with fractions? Did you know that you can use common denominators to do 2/3 divided by 1/2?
12:36 am
padgets:
#mathchat what? i? her we go!!
12:36 am
ColinTGraham:
Let's talk about some teaching points/approaches: particular areas - equivalent fractions, 'cancelling', adding, 4 operations... #mathchat
12:37 am
markbethune:
@delta_dc this is the best way to teach it in my opinion. Lends itself nicely to a diagrammatic approach as well #mathchat
12:37 am
mathfour:
Is a mixed number a number in the form of a b/c, b<c, c<>0 or is it a number that CAN BE WRITTEN in the form of a b/c #mathchat
12:37 am
padgets:
#mathchat sorry about the spelling, gotta sore finger, dropped a beaker in it today full of water
12:37 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Only if i is being defined as the square root of negative one... #mathchat
12:37 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @markbethune and matches a measurement approach to division.
12:38 am
mathfour:
@padgets So the question is about if something is defined to be something "in the form of" or that "can be of the form of"... #mathchat
12:38 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Should division of fractions be taught 'with' multiplication of fractions? Or does it only conceptually work later? #mathchat
12:39 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat :) thanks!
12:39 am
mathfour:
Maybe we should teach fractions as "thing-a-ma-jigs" and put the numerator on the right and denominator on the left... #mathchat
12:39 am
markbethune:
@ColinTGraham @delta_dc I think one of the biggest mistakes tchrs can make is to teach fractions by inverting and multiplying #mathchat
12:40 am
dansmath:
@ColinTGraham i'm a big fan of pics of diff types; shaded frac of rect, part of pie, or number line. numeric, i like prime factors #mathchat
12:40 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Mixed number consists of a whole number and a proper fraction... #mathchat
12:40 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham it will come naturally as new contexts are used. As my friend @d_martin05 says, we should avoid shortcuts
12:40 am
mathfour:
And then do 'make up your own math' - have you and the kids "create" the rules to add #mathchat
12:41 am
padgets:
#mathchat yes I need to see all the steps to learn it! no shortcuts!
12:41 am
ColinTGraham:
@markbethune Yes, "teaching to the algorithm" because it works, but Ss don't know why it works...#mathchat
12:41 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat you can do that?
12:42 am
ColinTGraham:
@dansmath I think/believe fractions and factors go hand-in-hand conceptually... stupid not to use that! #mathchat
12:42 am
dansmath:
@mathfour @padgets so like 3x + 4x + 5 is a binomial because it 'can be in the form of' one. #mathchat
12:42 am
mathfour:
@padgets Heck yeah! I did it all the time. They think I'm nuts, then they get into it. Then I show them what they just did. #mathchat
12:42 am
padgets:
@dansmath #mathchat ;) thanks!
12:43 am
mathfour:
@padgets They FREAKING INVENTED FRACTIONS! #mathchat
12:43 am
markbethune:
@ColinTGraham exactly. I educate parents in the same way - to help them understand that algorithms are often misplaced in teaching #mathchat
12:43 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham Fosnot's resources use number strings that emphasize that pattern and contexts that make use of a ratio table.
12:43 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat dudettee....cooooooolllll
12:43 am
d_martin05:
@ColinTGraham @delta_dc here is my take on dividing fractions http://t.co/tCtDTNX #mathchat
12:44 am
mathfour:
URL says it: http://mathisnotafourletterword.com/arithmetic/how-to-use-prime-factors-to-cancel-fractions #mathchat
12:44 am
mathfour:
@padgets I'll post on it on my blog if you wanna see it in action. #mathchat
12:44 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat I am all for learning something new!!
12:45 am
dansmath:
RT @mathfour: Maybe teach fractions... put the numerator on the right and denom on the left... #mathchat {now you're reachin' and singin ;-}
12:45 am
mathfour:
@dansmath @padgets And 0 is a polynomial by the same "method" (and THAT's great to teach a 4yo dealing with a math bully) #mathchat
12:46 am
davidwees:
Has anyone tried an experiential model where students enter the calculations into Wolfram Alpha and deduce fraction rules? #mathchat
12:46 am
ColinTGraham:
I do fractions with LEGO bricks whenever I can... great for equivalency, dividing, multiplying... eg:http://bit.ly/ef0est #mathchat
12:47 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat 0 a polynomial? a little beyond me :0)
12:47 am
mathfour:
Abso-darn-lutely! RT @delta_dc One of the biggest mistakes tchrs can make is to teach fractions by inverting and multiplying #mathchat
12:48 am
davidwees:
Love to see a lesson where students are given the tools to calculate fractions which show process & they determine the rules. #mathchat
12:48 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat @davidwees I know @mathhombre has used WA in an activity to conjecture which fractions repeat and when.
12:49 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour And you can teach them the word mononomial if you want be especially specific about polynomials with single terms! #mathchat
12:49 am
dansmath:
@ColinTGraham yes factors and fractions most definitely go together. factions! how bout canceling 6s in 16/64 - right ans! #mathchat
12:49 am
mathfour:
Husband told me the other night - I just wish someone would have taught me fractions with a tape measure. THAT makes sense. #mathchat
12:49 am
MathsChatterbox:
Etymology of fraction - From the Latin word, frangere - to break. So literally - the broken portion of a whole #mathchat
12:49 am
padgets:
#mathchat @mathfour oh goodness! I think I got it....ummm.... maybe
12:49 am
mathfour:
@davidwees Exactly - if they make the rules, they remember the rules. #mathchat
12:50 am
mathfour:
@padgets 0x^3 + 0x^2 + 0x + 0 = 0, a polynomial #mathchat
12:50 am
ColinTGraham:
@MathsChatterbox Trouble is that the relationship between "parts" & "whole" often get lost in the teaching process in early years. #mathchat
12:50 am
fletcher3836:
@mathfour Or a set of wrenches! #mathchat
12:51 am
delta_dc:
#mathchat context matters - I work with fifth graders on the clock model. We spend time exploring which fractions we can apply to 60 minutes
12:51 am
ColinTGraham:
OK fractions people! Polynomials for another day... <smack> ;-P #mathchat
12:51 am
padgets:
@fletcher3836 #mathchat ahhh tools now there I am ok
12:52 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham Ouch. #mathchat
12:52 am
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat sorry I just needed a teachable moment
12:52 am
CutTheKnotMath:
How to divide 7 apples among 12 boys if you can't cut an apple into more than 5 pieces and can't cut the pieces further? #mathchat
12:53 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham How about this: 1/4 is a polynomial too. *cringe* #mathchat
12:54 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat WHAT!? oh my now I ma confused a ummm pls explain
12:54 am
mathfour:
@CutTheKnotMath Pitch one apple into the compost pile. #mathchat
12:54 am
ColinTGraham:
http://206.110.20.132/~dhabecker/geogebrahtml/ has some nice GeoGebra fraction exploration activities #mathchat
12:54 am
dansmath:
can we blame the metric system for our students' weak fraction skills? oh wait, we're not metric. (yet! they promised US by 1980.) #mathchat
12:55 am
mathfour:
@MathsChatterbox And teach THAT as a legit curse-word in your school. The "in" crowd (math students) will be the only ones to know #mathchat
12:55 am
padgets:
#mathchat love geogebra!
12:55 am
EarlSamuelson:
My son, Jeff,just discovered the emergence of pascal's triangle as he derived the n'th derivative of a product...very interesting #mathchat
12:55 am
CutTheKnotMath:
A fraction resource with several interactive pages for equivalent fractions, fraction comparison and more: http://bit.ly/7S3xvE #mathchat
12:56 am
dansmath:
@MathsChatterbox ouch, frangere sounds like broken fingers! #fractions #mathchat
12:56 am
mathfour:
AH! WHAT THE FRANGERE! #mathchat
12:56 am
padgets:
#mathchat yea! I use metric!!!! whoohoo! now that I understand :)
12:56 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour 1/4 can be a polynomial as the result of algebraic manipulation... but it still looks like a quarter to me! #mathchat
12:57 am
mathfour:
As suggested in this post, discipline by eights: I'M GOING TO COUNT TO 5/8! http://is.gd/haRmf2#mathchat
12:58 am
ColinTGraham:
http://bit.ly/fQtEav is a very nice applet which allows you to regroup factors, so you can see 3 sets of 2 and 2 sets of 3 in 6 #mathchat
12:58 am
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I am there!
12:58 am
MathsChatterbox:
@mathfour and it was first used in English by Geoffrey Chaucer way back in 1391! #mathchat
12:59 am
Saskateach:
Looks like a heavy math conversation tonight in #mathchat. Sorry I missed it.
12:59 am
mathfour:
I gave up swearing for lent. Can I use frangere? #mathchat
12:59 am
mathfour:
@MathsChatterbox Probably The Wife of Bath again! #mathchat
12:59 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Only if you can conjugate Latin verbs correctly! #mathchat
12:59 am
padgets:
@MathsChatterbox #mathchat so the Canturbury Tales guy was a math guy too? oh heavens
1:00 am
dansmath:
@Saskateach you haven't missed it; you're in it. fractions, Chaucer, etc! #mathchat
1:00 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham ARG! You never let me have any fun. #mathchat
1:00 am
ColinTGraham:
@earlsamuelson It would be more interesting still if he can explain its appearance...! #mathchat
1:00 am
mathfour:
@padgets I get lost in all the zeros and moving of the decimal. I hate metric. #mathchat
1:01 am
padgets:
#mathchat @mathfour well if you keep helping me I can help you!
1:01 am
Saskateach:
@dansmath Fractions, Chaucer and Latin conjacations . Love #mathchat
1:02 am
mathfour:
Alright - it's bathtime again. Where we get to play with these: http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Toys-MEASURE-UP-Cups/dp/B000IAGX6M #mathchat
1:02 am
mathfour:
Fractions in the bathtub! #mathchat
1:02 am
padgets:
#mathchat whooooo chaucer and math now that is a great fraction of my day!
1:03 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Just be thankful you weren't around when the money system changed from one which divided easily, into decimal... UK 1971 #mathchat
1:03 am
dansmath:
@mathfour time to learn scientific notation too Bon. running 5 km = 5 * 10^7 mm #mathchat
1:03 am
Saskateach:
What I really like using for fractions are fraction strips &bars. Love the manipulatives& later pictorial representations u can do #mathchat
1:04 am
padgets:
@dansmath #mathchat OH YEA!!! scientific notation! love it!
1:04 am
ColinTGraham:
OK everyone, that's a wrap for today! Not sure if we'll get back to this on Monday, since it's (American) Pi day & I'm elsewhere! #mathchat
1:05 am
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat Pi day yea!! i think apple cherry peach and choc! oh wait you mean pi not pie! darn
1:05 am
BLicata:
Just finished getting hit with like 600 pies for a fundraiser. Can't get the smell out of my hair, but it was worth it #mathchat
1:05 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @Saskateach: What I really like using for fractions are fraction strips &bars. Love the manipulatives& later pictorial representations u can do #mathchat
1:05 am
davidwees:
Who has used music as an intro to fractions? Lengths of notes, etc... #mathchat
1:06 am
ColinTGraham:
Archive will be online in about 30 mins. Please add more ideas for the "How do I..." series. Next week is tech+language of maths #mathchat
1:06 am
padgets:
RT @davidwees: Who has used music as an intro to fractions? Lengths of notes, etc... #mathchat<<<< ooohhhh nice one! #artsed
1:06 am
eliza_peterson:
@davidwees Me, Me, I have used music notes to help w/ fractions #mathchat
1:07 am
ColinTGraham:
Me! Lets put the A into STEM! RT @davidwees: Who has used music as an intro to fractions? Lengths of notes, etc... #mathchat #artsed
1:07 am
Saskateach:
Gr8 idea RT @davidwees: Who has used music as an intro to fractions? Lengths of notes, etc... #mathchat
1:08 am
dansmath:
@davidwees yes my name is Bach so i feel an oblig'n to use music as fraction examples. i also played repeating decimals as sounds! #mathchat
1:09 am
ColinTGraham:
Feel free to keep going people... some of this may end up in the archive... who knows! I am out of here for the moment, though #mathchat