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Tool: Fraction Darts Reviews
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: dwelchmusic, Jun 29 2009 02:44:49:797PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings
Other Comments:
This made fraction use fun by incorporating a game or manipulative
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
You need to have an introductory skill level of technology
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
very little - computer basics The program is very user friendly.
What extra things must be done to make it work?
Nothing My teacher went over the basics
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
Information was precise, in a simple format and not overly difficult.
Ability to meet my goals:
Neutral
Recommended for:
Math 1: Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: ambyrd, Jun 29 2009 02:44:32:323PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
It was a fun way to play around with fractions.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
estimation, fractions,
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
How to use a mouse
What extra things must be done to make it work?
I had to install java on the computer. There was a little trial and error in figuring out how the game worked.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
Took a little trial and error to figure out what I was supposed to do.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 5: Number sense, Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: KP2u2, Jun 29 2009 02:43:43:817PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
students must under stand the number line and have number sense
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Addition, subtraction, number sense
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
keyboard strokes, mouse manipulation
What extra things must be done to make it work?
java applet installed, and http://www.microworlds.com/webplayer/indexwin.html installed on PC
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
Difficult to estimate target even with clue lines and clues to increase or decrease number when extremely close.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 4: Number sense, Fractions
Math 5: Number sense, Fractions
Math 6: Number sense, Fractions
Math 7: Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: fibomath, Jun 29 2009 02:41:53:700PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept
Other Comments:
very useful for interaction
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
elementary math
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
downloading software
What extra things must be done to make it work?
download a fix-it executable file
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
very intuitive
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 5: Fractions
Math 6: Fractions
Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: mcaswel7, Jun 29 2009 02:41:48:977PM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:
Math 5
Math 6: Fractions
Duration of classroom use:
One Class
What did students learn?
The students were able to adjust their fractions based on where the dart landed. This allowed the student to think about how to increase or decrease the fractions.
What did students do with the resource?
They used the tool to decide if the fraction was greater or less than one half. THen students were able to think about what fraction they were going to guess based on the benchmark fractions.
How hard was it for students to use?
Ok
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
fractions, greater and less than
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
na
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
I had some one demonstrate the tool for me.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 5: Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: melodyward, Jun 29 2009 02:41:48:423PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
applications of a concept or technique
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
What a fraction, numerator, denominator are. How the size of a fraction changes when numerator or denominator are changed.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
none
What extra things must be done to make it work?
download software
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
The numerator and denominator bars were well labeled and self explanatory. It would have been nice to see a mark for halfway between 0 and 1, but it would have made the game easier.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 5: Fractions
Math 6: Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: vmbennett, Jun 29 2009 02:40:48:603PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Users need to understand fractions. I found myself converting decimal to fraction to percent, for example.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
Users need a basic understanding of keyboard.
What extra things must be done to make it work?
I had to install Java correctly.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
The game was easy to learn how to play.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 3: Fractions, Percentages, Measurement
Math 4: Fractions, Percentages, Measurement
Math 5: Fractions, Percentages, Measurement
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Pick, Jun 29 2009 02:40:08:493PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
Other Comments:
Great tool. Offers multiple opportunities for an enhanced understanding of fractions.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Fractions.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
Slider, point and click with mouse.
What extra things must be done to make it work?
Download special apps to run java applet.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
Intuitive platform offers ease of use.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:
Pre-Kindergarten: Number sense
Kindergarten: Number sense, Fractions, Patterns and sequences
Math 1: Number sense, Fractions, Patterns and sequences
Math 2: Number sense, Fractions, Patterns and sequences
Math 3: Number sense, Number theory, Fractions
Math 4: Number sense, Number theory, Fractions
Math 5: Number sense, Fractions
Math 6: Number sense, Number theory, Fractions
Math 7: Number sense, Number theory, Fractions, Logic and set theory
Algebra: Number Systems, Properties of Reals
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: KimE, Jun 29 2009 02:40:02:817PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
You must understand how numerators and denominators work together. Basic understanding of what varied fractions equal one half and how to make adjustments to those fractions to find the target.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
None
What extra things must be done to make it work?
It helped to use fractions with larger denominators to become more accurate.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
Once you click a few times it was obvious what you needed to do.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 4: Fractions
Math 5: Fractions
Math 6: Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Chuck72143, Apr 20 2009 03:47:24:633PM
Review based on:
personal experience, student observations
Appropriate for:
applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
This tool helps students learn the relative sizes of fractions, and how much the relative size of the fraction depends on the numerator and the corresponding denominator.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Numerator, denominator, common fractions.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
None
What extra things must be done to make it work?
None
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
It takes a little time, but not a lot!
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:
Math 4: Fractions
Math 5: Fractions
Math 6: Number sense, Fractions
Math 7: Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion