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Interactive video lesson plan for: Math Glasses Learning Fractions

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This video shows school children using the Math Glasses to model solutions to 1/2 + 1/3 and 7/12 - 1/3. It was produced in a school classroom and shows students pouring and transferring liquid to determine the sums and differences of fractions.

The main menu of has an icon titled "Fraction Bars Glasses - Personalized Questions". This link has four levels of questions: Preschool; Grades 1-2; Grades 3-4; and Grades 5-8. Up to six people can enter their names into the personalized questions and answer pre-fraction and fraction statements designed to be answered by using the Math Glasses.

The main menu of also has an icon titled Glasses Applet. There are fraction questions on this applet that can be answered with the Math Glasses. This applet simulates two Math Glasses that can be filled with water and/or water can be dumped from one glass to the other to answer questions involving fractions.

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