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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Just did two fraction animations:

Do they work OK? Any suggestions?

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I don't have any *real* suggestions, but I just found a single spelling mistake for Interactive Fractions; 'Fourtieth' should be 'fortieth'.

Other than that, no mistakes.

In the Match the Fraction game, why don't equivalents apply? For instance, five sixths. I made 10 twelths, and it didn't work. Same with two quarters, I tried a half, and then I tried 4 eighths, but neither worked.

Pretty good, nonetheless.

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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I think that's OK. 2/4 isn't *the same* as 1/2, it's just an equal amount.

The x1 and x2 names seem a bit strange. (eg. Twenty-first, fifty-second, etc.) But then again, twenty-oneth sounds odd as well, so I don't know. But very nice pages overall.

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It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks! Will fix and then "publish".

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**luca-deltodesco****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-05
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aarrh! the only thing that annoys me, is you keep calling these things animations they're applications, not animations

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I think an "application" is something bigger, like a spreadsheet, word processor, etc.

Perhaps there is no correct name for this. "Manipulative" sounds horrible.

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**luca-deltodesco****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-05
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Application needn't be big, but either way its a better description than animation

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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These are great!

The only thing that didn't work particularly well for me was the little green arrows next to 'Slices:'. Sometimes they didn't want to do anything, and I had to click a few times for them to respond.

EDIT:

Oooh, and some of the fractions containing a nine need and extra 'e'.

i.e. 'ninteenths' should be **'nineteenths'**.

'twenty-ninteenths' should be **'twenty-nineteenths'**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Cheers, jl! I will look into all of that!

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