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#1 2007-04-03 21:35:14

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Fraction Animations

Just did two fraction animations:

Interactive Fractions

Match the Fraction


Do they work OK? Any suggestions?


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#2 2007-04-03 22:39:53

Devantè
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Re: Fraction Animations

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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#3 2007-04-04 01:41:22

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Re: Fraction Animations

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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#4 2007-04-04 09:30:13

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Re: Fraction Animations

Thanks! Will fix and then "publish".


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#5 2007-04-04 11:01:40

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Re: Fraction Animations

aarrh! the only thing that annoys me, is you keep calling these things animations tongue they're applications, not animations big_smile


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#6 2007-04-04 11:44:20

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Re: Fraction Animations

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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#7 2007-04-04 11:45:23

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Re: Fraction Animations

Application needn't be big, but either way its a better description than animation tongue


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#8 2007-04-04 21:16:17

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: Fraction Animations

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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#9 2007-04-04 21:41:39

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Re: Fraction Animations

Cheers, jl! I will look into all of that!


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