id: 06664641
dt: j
an: 2016f.00907
au: Hensberry, Karina K.R.; Moore, Emily B.; Perkins, Katherine
ti: Using technology effectively to teach about fractions.
so: Aust. Prim. Math. Classr. 20, No. 4, 19-25 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: F40 U70
ut: use of technology; fractions
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ab: Summary: In this article, the authors describe classroom use of technology
that successfully engaged fourth grade students (typically aged 9‒10)
in the United States in learning about fractions. The activities
involved the use of an interactive simulation designed to support
student learning of fractions, and whole-class discussion where
students were prompted to reflect on their learning with the
simulation. The authors found this discourse-rich environment coupled
with simulation use to be motivating to students and supportive of
their growing understanding of fraction ideas. Herein they describe the
PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado
Boulder and its suite of free interactive simulations, or “sims”,
for teaching mathematics and science and how these simulations can be
effectively implemented in the classroom. (ERIC)
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