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Lesson Plan: Scale 'n Pop Teacher Support Review
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