FIND GRAMPY INSTRUCTIONS

Grampy's favorite game is hide and seek. He is hiding at a fractional distance between the beginning and the end of the hedge.

When Grampy hides, Grammy will tell you the total number of equally-spaced positions along the hedge. That number of total equally-spaced positions is the denominator of the fractional distance. The denominator will tell you the size of the spaces. The higher the denominator the smaller the spaces.

The bottom number 5 in the numeral Numeral two - fifths is the denominator. The denominator tells us the total number of equal spaces into which the hedge is divided. In this example there are 5 equal spaces in the hedge.

Grampy will hide at end of a space. You are to determine the number of spaces Grampy traveled along the hedge That number is the numerator of the fractional distance. The numerator tells you the number of pieces Grampy traveled along the hedge. You are to guess which equally-spaced position he is hiding at. You will enter the numerator of this fractional distance.

The top number 2 in the numeral numeral two fifthsis the numerator. The numerator tells us which equally-spaced position he is hiding at.

Grammy will help by pointing to your right if the fraction is too small and to your left if the fraction is too large.

Grampy does not hide himself well.  You will see the top of his head behind the hedge.

The computer will keep track of the number of times you find Grampy and the number of tries.

The <Report> button will open a dialog box that will ask for your first and last name . The <Send> key on the dialog box will open a browser window with your report card.

See the program How to Identify Fractions for more information on numerator and denominator.

Become a certified Expert Grampy Finder by achieving a perfect score with 10 or more examples . You can then press the REPORT button to get the Expert Grampy Finder Certificate. Have fun!

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  1. The relative distances of different fractions along a number line.
  2. How the denominator determines the size of a space.
  3. How the numerator determines the number of spaces.