Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: dwelchmusic, Jun 29 2009 03:28:12:317PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept |

Other Comments: This is seemingly an excellent introduction to fractions. The student simply has to add up the pieces of the pie for understanding the application. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Simply addition and what denominator is. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Simple, basic computer skills |

What extra things must be done to make it work? No extra things. It was very simple. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: Very simple. Great use of images |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 3: Fractions |

Other Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: arhard, Jun 11 2008 02:48:31:130PM |

Review based on: I am enrolled in a class entitled Using Technology to teach math. |

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

Other Comments: Although I feel that this concept would be too easy for most third graders, there will be some who still struggle with this skill. Younger students and students who struggle will really benefit from this practice. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Basic understanding of how to name a fraction from a picture |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Basic keyboarding skills |

What extra things must be done to make it work? None |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: The game is very user friendly. The instructions are clearly written on the screen. But a teacher should go over the instructions before "turning the students loose". |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Math 1: Fractions Math 2: Fractions Math 3: Fractions |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Mrs. Lovely, Jun 10 2008 04:16:56:883PM |

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? You need to know how to count. You also need to have been introduced to fractions and know the definition of a fraction. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Basic typing skills are needed |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: It is very hard to get confused using this manipulative. The pictures are big and the boxes for the numbers to be filled in are visible and hard to miss. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Kindergarten: Fractions |

Tool: Fractions - Naming Reviews