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Tool: Fractions - Naming Reviews
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