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hamnrye Offline
#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 04, 2011 11:51:34 AM(UTC)
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I need some help. Does anyone have any ideas on how to use the cricut to make manipulatives for teaching fractions? (i.e. pie charts with pieces) Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, January 04, 2011 6:56:01 PM(UTC)
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If you have a Gypsy you can make fraction strips or circle.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, January 04, 2011 7:47:19 PM(UTC)
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Hm.. Gypsy as someone said or Design Studio. The other way would be to make rectangles of different sizes. Take one long one that you can divide (preferably easily) by however many you need. i.e. a 9" long rectangle and then make 3 3" rectangles for thirds. Two at 4.5" for halves and so on.

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#4 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2011 7:10:08 PM(UTC)
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hamnrye wrote:
I need some help. Does anyone have any ideas on how to use the cricut to make manipulatives for teaching fractions? (i.e. pie charts with pieces) Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
hamnrye



How about Pizza's? Triangles with the fractions all having the same fraction # on them...MONEY showing that it takes 4 quarters to make a whole one dollar, by using a dollar and have it cut into 4 equal pieces but showing them a quarter for each piece. Might be too Elementary for you but not knowing the age your working with I might be more able to help.
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#5 Posted : Saturday, January 22, 2011 2:46:01 PM(UTC)
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Hey there

None of the Cricut cartridges have an entire pizza as a whole (only slices) but you could cut out a large circle (fit to page) and manually cut your slices of pizza to represent each fraction portion. The Simply Charmed cartridge has toppings you can cut out from the pizza slice on page 76. Hope this helps!!! :)

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#6 Posted : Saturday, January 29, 2011 2:30:42 PM(UTC)
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SeaSwan wrote:
If you have a Gypsy you can make fraction strips or circle.




How can you use the Gypsy to "fraction" a circle?? My son is a second-grader, and we have to make a fraction book. Of course, he wants to do one entitled "Pizza Party" so we need to be able to make pizzas....

Thanks for any help you can give!! BigGrin
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I saw your post and took the challenge! (I don't teach about fractions but my husband does... so i figured it was a good thing to figure out).

I created a gypsy file to make pizzas that are about 5 inches in diameter with cheese, mushrooms, and peperoni to put on top (you could make yours different flavours of course!) plus the fractions welded together (ie "1/2" the numbers and middle fraction piece weld together to make all one piece). I plan to cut them out today, assemble an example, then cut it using a paper cutter into the pieces (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8) and then put the fractions on the back of each piece. I will post pics!
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here's what I've got so far! I'm going to go to school to use the big paper cutter... but you get the idea of how it will work with the "whole" and "fraction" pizzas!

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#9 Posted : Sunday, March 06, 2011 11:05:42 AM(UTC)
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This is awesome!!

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#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:20:30 PM(UTC)
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The In my kitchen cart has simple fractions within a circle. To demonstrate cutting up things. Perhaps you could cut the muffin tin (12 count) into forths, thirds, half ect.

As a mom of a learning disabled child (she's 32 now) who never learned anything unless she could put it to use... I found that food and cooking always made sense to her.

I volunteered at her school several times as well. Money and numbers mean nothing. But a Bake Shop Store in leiu of a holiday party works great. Cards were given 2 weeks prior to event. Rather than a party, the children had to act as storekeeper using the play money they earned as rewards. All the children took turns being cashier. The parent volunteers who normally supplied sweets for holiday party, affixed a sign to the cupcake (half dollar) and children couldn't get that cupcake unless they understood that 50 cents = 1/2 dollar.

To my amazement, the boys preferred this more than the girls did and the other classes that had parties were envious of their game "storekeeper".
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#11 Posted : Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:16:36 PM(UTC)
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The store idea is an awesome one! I just had a math lesson in my class where the workbook simulates a "garage sale" where all items are under 99 cents... and the students are supposed to pick 3 things but make sure they have enough money. Maybe I could cut out random images and put price tags on them, and then let the students use the play money to buy what they need. I could have 1 person from each group be the store keeper (I have 4 groups of 4, plus one that can join in a group) and the other students can walk around to different "stores" and buy what they want! Then we could glue the items down in their "shopping bag" cut out and show how much money they spent, and how much they have left!
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#12 Posted : Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:07:48 PM(UTC)
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If you have the "tie the knot" cart, you can make some of the triangular boxes. Nine of them make a complete circle/cake. Love
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TBBM HAS A CAKEBOX, cut 8, each represents 1/8....THINKING IN 3D, put a divider inside eack box to demonstrate 1/16. Good luck
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#14 Posted : Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:01:47 PM(UTC)
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Confused I am new to this Cricut thing.....so I feel kind of stupid, but what is a Gypsy?????????

Allison
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#15 Posted : Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:40:20 PM(UTC)
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I gypsy is a handheld device that allows you to work with all of your cartridges at the same time. You can also remove cut lines that you don't want on your pieces. You can also link cuts together (like to make your letters into linked words).
Hope this helps.
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#16 Posted : Monday, November 21, 2011 10:58:07 AM(UTC)
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here's what I've got so far! I'm going to go to school to use the big paper cutter... but you get the idea of how it will work with the "whole" and "fraction" pizzas!

-Alison K

Which cartridge did you use to create the fractions (or did you just make them in your gypsy?)

Thank you
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