Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pan Balance 2: Fractions Scroll (Fulcrum And Lever)

The Well-sorted Irreducible Fractions

After the development of the MathCats balance and the Balance of Fractions, I realized that the new fulcrum of the MathCats Balance had not been sufficiently exploited.
The fulcrum of the MathCats Scale was passive. Was expressing only the result of the supposed slope of the balance. It was not really interactive.

In the new Android program, Fractions Scroll, the fulcrum of MathCats is already interactive. It responds to the touch, being able to move the fractions with the finger. From left to right (swipe)

This causes the slope indicator corresponding to the chosen fraction (on the right) to be tilted,

Scrolling up and down widens or reduces the range of fractions used in the program: Increases or decreases the maximum denominator and numerator used.

In the paid version: "Fractions Scroll Gravity Lever" this interaction can also be obtained by tilting the device during the fifteen seconds of use of the accelerometers after pressing the corresponding button.
In this version, when the accelerometers are running, the bar that indicates the slope corresponding to the chosen fraction always remains horizontal.

Fractions Scroll Gravity Lever Video:

Fractions Scroll Gravity Lever: Also available at Amazon:

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