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Students can use the line, rectangle, and oval tools in
program that comes with Windows, to make circles, squares, and
rectangles and utilize the color fill to demonstrate a variety of
fractions (or decimals). These images can be saved and inserted in a
Word document or a PowerPoint presentation in which students create a
math word problem to correlate with the fraction image.
Students can write word problems and illustrate them through PowerPoint. Students can give their word problems to other students to solve, emailed to another class to solve, or post them online. Middle School Samples
1. Open Excel. Click inside Column 1 A and type Names. Press enter and then type each studentís name in the group pressing enter each time.
2. Click inside Column 1 B and type Length. Press enter and then type the length of each studentís smile pressing enter each time.
3. Highlight all the data in column 1 and 2.
4. Click the chart wizard tool in the top toolbar.
5. Select column graph, choose the style of column graph you desire, and select next. Click next again.
6. Click the Title Tab and type in the Title of your graph, Metric Length of Smiles Group 1
7. You do not need to supply anything for Category X axis, but in Category Y type Centimeters.
8. Click the Data Label tab and click the circle for Show Value.
9. Click Next and select the circle for as object in sheet 1. Then click Finish to produce your graph.