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Lesson 3 - Communicate Using Drawings
To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Communicating Using Drawings, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.
Represent and explain fractions using drawings.
Instructions for Use
Fractions - Parts of a Whole lets students use fractions to describe fair shares.
To use Fractions - Parts of a Whole, click on the up or down arrows to divide the shape into pieces. To make a fraction, click on pieces of the shape. This highlights parts of the whole in the illustration and a corresponding fraction statement appears. Have students describe, using math language, the number of highlighted pieces out of the whole. Click on the "New Whole" button for another illustration.
Island Rescue lets students communicate about fractions using drawings.
To use Island Rescue, click on the screen to read the situation. Drag and drop fractions into the appropriate location to build a bridge, and put up a shelter.