Dunk Tank is a math-themed game show created by the producers of Cyberchase and starring Harry from Cyberchase For Real. Using a combination of video and interactive gaming, each program addresses a single topic in the 6th grade math curriculum and s...tudents compete with themselves for high scores. Dunk Tank is an independent learning experience for students to complete in 15-30 minutes, depending on their proficiency, and can also be used to support teacher-led instruction. In this interactive, Harry gives an overview of working with fractions, decimals and percents, focusing on how to convert between them. Students play Stop the Pop, a mini-game that challenges students to quickly find equivalent sets of fractions, decimals and percents; watch a light-hearted video about how “50% off” can still lead to major spending; and answer other questions designed to help them further their facility with converting fractions, decimals and percents. Students can access support using a glossary, defining key math terms, and a menu of short segments to re-watch.[more]

The instructor uses a white board and magnets to help aid in the explanation of each problem. Problems including reducing and simplifying fractions, illustrating basic fractions, changing improper fractions into mixed numbers, LCM, comparing fraction...s, converting fractions into decimals, converting decimals to fractions, LCD, adding fractions, and dividing mixed numbers. The instructor works quickly through each problem.(20:11)[more]

The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to order numeric expressions. Several examples are modeled ordering numbers expressed as decimals, fractions, and percentages. (09:23)

Fractions, percents, and models are all ways to represent a given amount. In this interactive game from Cyberchase, you must stop Hacker by cracking a code to empty the fuel from his rocket. The code is made up of percentages that you need to match u...p with two equivalent forms of the percentage (a fraction and a drawing). Select a percentage value and then drag the equivalent fraction and picture to the proper circles. When you have a correct match you will move on to the next level. But you must act quickly; if Hacker fills the rocket with magnetite faster than you can match the values, you must start over again.[more]

Mr. Duey sings a rap song about fractions in this short, music video. The video does not have much learning content but is a catchy tune and could be used by a teacher as an introduction to a fractions unit. In the video, Mr. Duey specifically teach...es you how to turn an improper fraction into a mixed number and how to turn a fraction into a percent. Lyrics include "I'll teach you how to get rid of an improper fraction, teach ya how to get a percent from a fraction. I'll teach ya everything ya need to know about fractions, fractions...." (02:33)[more]

The Jetstangs rap some lyrics to help people learn to use fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, etc. The four-minute video needs to be reviewed before showing to make sure it does not move too rapidly for students to follow. (04:07)

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