
Nelson EducationSchoolMathematics 3  
Surf for More MathLesson 1  Fractions as Parts of a Group
To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Fractions as Parts of a Group, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs. GoalUse fractions to describe parts of a group. Builds UponStudent Book pages 288289
Instructions for UseFlitting with Fractions lets students practice finding fractions that are part of a group. To use Flitting with Fractions, read the question and determine which butterflies to put in the jar. Drag and drop the butterflies at the top of the jar and click the 'Close Lid' button. Have students calculate the denominator and numerator to describe the parts of the group they have caught. Click the 'Enter' button and continue until all the questions are complete. Fraction Model prompts students to manipulate fractions as part of a group. To use Fraction Model, set the numerator slider higher than the denominator. Have students use the sliders to change the value of the fractions and observe the corresponding graphics. Use the pulldown menu to change the type of graphic to rectangle, circle or set model. Have students describe the parts of the group.


