# Research Paper

Topics: Elementary arithmetic, Fractions, Idea Pages: 4 (626 words) Published: January 8, 2013
“MedicFrac”

VISUALIZING FRACTIONS WITH MEDIC BOX

BENNY KONG TZE LOONG
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

1.Introduction
Learning Mathematics is something difficult for a lot of students, they cannot visualize those abstract concepts. One of it is fractions. Student cannot visualize the process of operations on fractions. The algorithms of those processes are too complicated for them. By only using Medic Box, the same operations on fractions can be done better.

2.Category
Individual

3.Targeted Group
Primary School Teacher/Teacher Trainee

4.Background
Before Innovation
Operations on Fractions are solved by using very abstract procedures where it is very complicated for weak students. [pic]

There are so many constraints have to be overcome before students can solve it. 1. find the lowest common denominator.
2. convert to equivalent fractions

It seems only involve few steps, but there are some obstructs 1. find the lowest common denominator.
Concept of equivalents fractionsProcess of finding it 2. convert to equivalent fractions
Concept of equivalents fractionsProcess of converting 3. compute (addition)
Concept of addition on fractions Process of computing 4. write the final answer

Beside few concepts of fractions, it involves also few computations and also operates the right numbers since there are few numbers involve.

5.Objectives
a) Transform the operations on Fractions into a more concrete method b)Transform the operations on Fractions into a less steps method c)Transform the operations on Fractions into a more simple method

to make sure students can solve the same problem easier and have less chances to make mistake. (have a better understanding the concept behind the abstract procedures)

6.The method was shared out with
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