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Fraction Fundamentals

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Fraction Fundamentals is a Stand Alone Instructional Resource (StAIR) that teaches students basic concepts about fractions and tests their knowledge.  This resource is suitable for 3rd grade students, but may be used in other grade levels if needed. By going through this PowerPoint, students learn what fractions are, where they see fractions, equivalent fractions, and comparing fractions. There are multiple choice and true/false questions throughout the presentation to assess student learning.... More
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: July 25, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 19, 2011
Submitter: Abbie Bucska
Keywords: powerpoint, fractions, mathematics


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Language: English
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Avatar for jeff brown
5 years ago

jeff brown (Administrator)

Fractions are always challenging for students.  The lesson gave a great overview of basic fraction uses and concepts before assessing the students knowledge.  The presentation could easily be used for a student struggling with fractions or as a quick review.  Graphics and other features of the powerpoint made the presentation fun, especially for the age group.

Technical Remarks:

It may be nice for a table of contents at the beginning so that students who didn't have a chance to complete the whole lesson could start where they left off.

Avatar for Karen Soles
5 years ago

Karen Soles (Teacher (K-12))

I spent about an hour reviewing and found that it had great use of PowerPoint functions.  This would appeal to an elementary audience and it engaged multiple learning modalities.  The feedback to the particpant was appropriate, rewarding, and encouraged a continued interest.  The format of the pages is were consistant and this helped with progression through the project.  The audio was additionally helpful for understanding.  It could be a useful classrom tool. 

Technical Remarks:

My problem was not being able to access the file from MERLOT.  I used it from the portfolio public files so the upload or saved format may need to be changed.

Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour

Avatar for Melissa White
5 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

Abbie, I think this is going to be a popular lesson in MERLOT!