Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: magpie, May 29 2007 08:41:16:577AM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Math 5: Ratio and proportion |

Duration of classroom use: One Week |

What did students learn? The students who understood equivalent fractions were able to figure oout how to do this problem. Most of them were completely lost. |

What did students do with the resource? Students used the "Guess and Check" method to try to solve the problem. I didn't observe much learning from this activity. |

How hard was it for students to use? Very Hard |

Other classroom comments: This did not work well in a large group instructional setting. Too many students lost interest too quickly. A small group had some understanding of what to do. |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? A thorough understanding of equivalent and improper fractions. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Very little. |

What extra things must be done to make it work? I just had to connect the projection system. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Ok |

Explanation: To increase the size of the balloon, it was unclear how to enter the fraction. (i.e. mixed or improper form.) |

Ability to meet my goals: Ineffective |

Recommended for: Math 5: Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion; Math 6: Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion |

Lesson Plan: Scale 'n Pop Teacher Support Review