Fraction Operations
The below QuickQuestion Interface © generates 10 random sums to do with fractions.
Choose which of the four operations you would like to practise, or select Random to get a mixture of questions.
Decide whether the fractions should be Unitary, Proper, Mixed or Improper, and if you would like one of the two numbers to be a whole number.
Choose how the denominators should relate to each other, and finally the maximum size of the denominator.
You can type your answers into the box to check them. Layout is important, and you should type fractions using / (eg "1/2"). If the questions is given as a mixed number, then the answer should be given as a mixed number, typed with a space between the number part and the fraction part (eg "3 1/2").
Choose which of the four operations you would like to practise, or select Random to get a mixture of questions.
Decide whether the fractions should be Unitary, Proper, Mixed or Improper, and if you would like one of the two numbers to be a whole number.
Choose how the denominators should relate to each other, and finally the maximum size of the denominator.
You can type your answers into the box to check them. Layout is important, and you should type fractions using / (eg "1/2"). If the questions is given as a mixed number, then the answer should be given as a mixed number, typed with a space between the number part and the fraction part (eg "3 1/2").
Ideas for Teachers
This is a good alternative to the QQI activity, if you just want to put 10 questions on the board. Then you can get answers from students to enter in the boxes before checking them, and correcting as necessary.
However, the real power in this activity is when you get the students using it themselves. In a computer lesson, set them all going on the activity, and get them to repeat until they get every question correct.
Or you can set it as a homework, telling them the conditions to use (different conditions for different students to differentiate the homework). Then get them to do one or two sets, all correct, and to take a screen shot and either email it to you, or, even better, stick it in their books. Since the questions are random, every student will get a different set of questions, and the immediate feedback means they can go back and correct their work straight away.
This is a good alternative to the QQI activity, if you just want to put 10 questions on the board. Then you can get answers from students to enter in the boxes before checking them, and correcting as necessary.
However, the real power in this activity is when you get the students using it themselves. In a computer lesson, set them all going on the activity, and get them to repeat until they get every question correct.
Or you can set it as a homework, telling them the conditions to use (different conditions for different students to differentiate the homework). Then get them to do one or two sets, all correct, and to take a screen shot and either email it to you, or, even better, stick it in their books. Since the questions are random, every student will get a different set of questions, and the immediate feedback means they can go back and correct their work straight away.
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