• Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students.

  • Outreach

    It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Distance Learning

    Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Professional Development

    Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom.  Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.

  • Scout Camp-Ins

    Stay overnight with us as we dive deep into science experiments! These events are designed especially for our Scout audience. 

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed and other local organizations.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

  • Museum Rental

    Discover a unique, dynamic opportunity that will delight guests at your next function. The Museum is available after hours for receptions, award dinners, corporate meetings, client appreciation, bar and bat mitzvah, birthdays, holiday parties and more for up to 300 people. The Museum’s exhibit areas are open for guests to explore. 

Back to Programs

Fraction Interaction

Distance Learning: Fraction Interaction

It’s the fraction game show! Students will find out how much they know about fractions as they work together to survive three rounds while constructing, observing and dancing to solve math problems. Fractions can be fun!  Register today!

  • Grade level: 3 – 5
  • Program length: 45 minutes
  • Cost: $160
  • Available: Year-Round

Each Distance Learning program includes:

  • A 50-minute interactive program

  • A kit with materials for interactive experiments for 30 students

  • Extension activities and resources for further exploration

  • To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Videoconferencing Tips

Please note: Your school or ISD must have videoconferencing equipment to participate in Distance Learning Programs.

Click here to schedule your Distance Learning Program today!

U.S. National Curriculum Standards NM-NUM.3-5.1

  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

U.S. National Curriculum Standards NM.-ALG.3-5.3

  • Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Math v.12.05

  • Understand that fractions may represent a portion of a whole unit that has been partitioned into parts of equal area or length; use the terms “numerator” and “denominator.” (N.ME.03.16)
  • Understand that any fraction can be written as a sum of unit fractions, e.g. ¾ can be written 1/4+1/4+1/4. (N.ME.03.19)
  • Understand fractions as parts of a set of objects (N.ME.04.20)
  • Understand the relationships among halves, fourths and eighths and among thirds, sixths and twelfths. (N.MR.04.23)
  • Compare and order up to three fractions with denominators 2, 4, 8 and 3, 6, 12, including improper fractions and mixed numbers. (N.MR.04.26)
  • Add and subtract fractions less than 1 with denominators through 12 and/or 100,in cases where the denominators are equal or when one denominator is a multiple of the other. (N.MR.04.27)
  • Solve contextual problems involving sums and differences for fractions where one denominator is a multiple of the other (denominators 2 through 12 and 100). (N.MR.04.28)
  • Multiply fractions by whole numbers, using repeated addition and area or array models. (N.MR.04.30)
  • Understand a fraction as a statement of division...using simple fractions and pictures to represent. (N.ME.05.10)
  • Given two fractions...express them as fractions with a common denominator, but not necessarily a least common denominator; use denominators less than 12 or factors of 100. (N.ME.05.11)
  • Find the product of two unit fractions with small denominators using an area model. (N.ME.05.12)
  • Divide a fraction by a whole number and a whole number by a fraction, using simple unit fractions. (N.ME.05.13)
  • Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators through 12 and/or 100, using the common denominator that is a product of the denominators of the 2 fractions. (N.FL.05.14)

Common Core State Standards: Mathematical Practice

  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1- Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2- Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3- Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1- Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.2- Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.A.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.A.2 Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.A.2 Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.3 Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.6 Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.7 Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions
Fraction Interaction

Distance Learning

School

50 minutes

3-5th

30

Math