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#1
11-06-2006, 06:08 PM
 TXTeacher4 Companion Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 222
fractions in the real world

Besides food and prices, can you give me good examples of fractions in the real world? Preferably equivalent fractions. I am drawing a blank!

Thanks!

#2
11-06-2006, 06:13 PM
 goopp Devotee Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 1,133 Georgia 4th Grade Teacher
Measuring: with a ruler; or for a recipe (cups, tsps, Tbsps, etc.)
#3
11-06-2006, 08:10 PM
 ellen_a Devotee Join Date: Sep 2003 Posts: 1,099 New York Graduate Student
Cooking measurements are big--I used to use a clay mixing activity to work on fractions and it used measuring spoons.
#4
11-06-2006, 08:35 PM
 cutNglue Magnifico Join Date: Sep 2006 Posts: 8,925 Kindergarten Teacher
Fractions are another way to cite percentages. How many people handed in their homework today? 18/20....9/10 of the people did their homework! How many people LIKE something (survey)? 99/100 people like crest toothpaste (made up that statistic). How many peices of chocolate out of all the peices of candy did you recieve for Halloween?
#5
11-07-2006, 05:09 AM
 MrsC Multitudinous Join Date: Aug 2005 Posts: 11,046 Ontario, Canada Grade 7/8
Construction measurements, mechanics' tools.
#6
11-07-2006, 05:33 AM
 djmondi Comrade Join Date: Nov 2005 Posts: 258 NC
Sports - they have either quarters or halves
#7
11-07-2006, 06:01 AM
 hojalata Comrade Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 462 MI 1st Grade Teacher
if you're musically inclined--- music notes! You have your whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note.... and they all add up to each other of course. so two half notes are the same length as a whole note.
#8
11-07-2006, 09:53 AM
 Go 4th Habitué Join Date: Nov 2006 Posts: 905 4th Grade Teacher
gas--1/4 of a tank
#9
11-07-2006, 10:05 AM
 ABall Groupie Join Date: Apr 2005 Posts: 1,384 Arizona Homeschool teacher
miles to a place. (2 1/2 miles to the pizza place, 3/4 miles to school, 5 1/4 miles to the mall etc....)
#10
11-07-2006, 06:17 PM
 TXTeacher4 Companion Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 222
I knew you guys would have good ideas!

Thanks!!!!!!!

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