Can you help a monkey to find the right place to swing?
That’s the challenge in this interactive activity for fourth and fifth grade kids learning about fractions.
Across the top of the screen is a line, marked from zero to 1 with a number of fractions. At each of the fraction marks, a ring dangles down below the line for each monkey to grab on to, but the monkeys can only hang on to the ring that matches the fraction shown on a card they are holding in one hand.
The real challenge here is being able to recognize fractions as being the same as one another – so for example, 2/4 is the same as 1/2.
Help the monkey to swing from the right hook and you’ll be able to move on to smaller and smaller fractions, but if he hangs from the wrong one, he’ll lose his grasp and fall off the screen!
Try and get as many right as you can and see how far you can go!