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Tool: Fractions - Comparing Reviews
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: dwelchmusic, Jun 29 2009 10:27:15:567PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings
Other Comments:
An excellent resourse for seeing how to common denominator fractions relate.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Basic understanding of common denominators
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
basic computer skills for navigation.
What extra things must be done to make it work?
It took me a minute to understand that the number by the arrows was the denominator that needed to be changed, not just the fraction answer blocks
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
I had to read the directions a bit before I totally understood how to operate it.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 6: Fractions
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Hope 1, Jun 10 2008 04:15:31:550PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
This tool is useful for students to visualize and practice making equivalent fractions. I especially like using the number line to compare the equivalent fractions and find fractions that fall in-between.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
equivalent fractions
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
none
What extra things must be done to make it work?
nothing
How hard was it for you to learn?
Easy
Explanation:
The instructions are very clear and direct. After completing each step, new instructions are displayed directing the user what to do.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:
Math 3: Fractions
Student Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: MissMath, Oct 13 2006 12:53:53:237PM
Review based on:
As part of an assignment for a DrexelEd475 Class. One of our projects was to come up with a game involving ratio and proportion for middle school students and I wanted to see what Tools had to offer.
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
This tool is adequate in introducing and giving practice for the concept of finding fraction equivalencies and learning to identify fraction placement on a number line.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
None
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
None
What extra things must be done to make it work?
Figuring out what to do was a little tricky at first, but once I read the directions, I got it.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
Maybe it's just me, but I needed a little more clarity on how to work this activity. One I read the instructions, it was easy.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 2: Fractions
Math 3: Fractions
Math 4: Fractions
Math 5: Fractions
Math 6: Fractions