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Fractions with Professor Von Strudel
Grades 2 - 6

box box Join Professor Von Strudel in his math lab to learn about proper and improper fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percents. Compare, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and reduce fractions to lowest terms. Professor Von Strudel explains all about greatest common factors, least common multiples, prime numbers, and more. Tutorial help pages offer necessary instruction when students have difficulty or can be accessed for introducing a new concept. The professor keeps detailed records on all student work.

  • Introducing Fractions
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Prime and Composite Numbers
  • Reducing to Simplest Form
  • Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing
  • Converting Fractions, Decimals, Percents
  • Word Problems

Program Options: Fractions are covered thoroughly for grades 2-6. There is a very broad offering of program options. Look at the Options pull down menu to see how you can set the parameters on each activity. For example, within the Introducing Fractions section , limit the denominator to 4, or expand it to as high as 12. For Equivalent Fractions, choose Pictured Equivalents, or Finding Equivalents Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3. When adding fractions, choose Proper Fractions or Mixed Numbers. Also select Like Denominators or Unlike Denominators. A broad selection of options allows teachers to appropriately target specific age and ability levels. Tutorial segments are linked to option settings.

Options and Easy Track: Set activity options for the whole class all at once or for any selected group or individual.

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Targeted Learning Objectives

Understanding Fractions
The student...

understands that a whole can be divided into equal parts: halves, thirds, fourths...

understands that a fraction represents part of a whole divided into equal parts

identifies the numerator and denominator of a fraction.

knows that the denominator shows how many equal pieces the whole is divided into.

matches fractions with corresponding pictures (halves, thirds, fourths).

matches fraction with corresponding pictures (through twelfths).

compares segmented shapes (halves, thirds, fourths) and tells which fraction is larger or smaller.

compares segmented shapes (through twelfths) and tells which fraction is larger or smaller.

completes equivalent fractions when shown segmented shapes (i.e 2/3 = ?/6).

determines whether 2 proper fractions are equivalent.

creates equivalent proper fractions.

determines the factors of a whole number.

determines common factors and the Greatest Common Factor of two whole numbers.

identifies prime and composite numbers.

reduces proper fractions to lowest terms (simplest form).

reduces improper fractions to mixed numerals in lowest terms (simplest form).

converts mixed numbers to improper fractions.

converts improper fractions to mixed numbers.

determines common multiples and the Least Common Multiple of two whole numbers.

Computing with Fractions
The student...

adds proper fractions with like denominators.

subtracts proper fractions with like denominators.

adds proper fractions with unlike denominators.

subtracts proper fractions with unlike denominators.

adds mixed numbers.

subtracts mixed numbers.

multiplies fractions.

multiplies mixed numbers.

divides fractions.

divides mixed numbers.

Conversions and Word Problems
The student...

converts fractions to decimal numbers.

converts decimal numbers to fractions.

converts decimal numbers to percents.

converts percents to decimal numbers.

converts fractions to percents.

converts percents to fractions.

compares fractions, decimals, and percents and determine which is larger or smaller.

solves word problems requiring calculations with fractions, decimals, and percents.

Student Records: A summary screen provides feedback on student performance for the latest session, last 5 sessions, and cumulative work to date. Scores may be viewed as number right/total, as a percent, or as a letter grade. Student records may be printed. Open Easy Track for more detailed records. Compare individual records to class, grade level, or selected group averages. Assess graphs of student growth for any specific learning objective. A variety of charts and graphs may be customized and are available for printing.

Easy Track is included with all Micrograms programs.
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