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 |

Tool: Fractions - Comparing Reviews