Other Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: arhard, Jun 10 2008 10:57:48:263AM |

Review based on: I am taking a course geared towards using technology to teach math. |

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

Other Comments: I would use this to introduce a concept and maybe for remediation for those who still struggle. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Multiplication, fractions |

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? Easy |

Explanation: I feel the game was easy for me to use. However, I feel that a third grader may have a little bit of a hard time getting the hang of it. Although they are growing up in time when computers are readily available, children at this age still have a limited knowledge of the Internet and how to manuever through it. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 3: Fractions Math 4: Fractions Math 5: Fractions |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: crobrad0709, Jun 9 2008 04:19:55:807PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique |

Other Comments: This tool is very useful for skills already learned. This activity asks you to find equivalent fractions. If students have no prior understanding of equivalent fractions, than they will have trouble knowing how to find the equivalent fractions in this activity. However, to practice adding fractions once already learned this is a great visual for students. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? You need to have an understanding of fractions, equivalent fractions, and a beginning knowledge for adding fractions. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Need to use the mouse to find the equivalent fractions, and number pad to key in their answers. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: Everything is clearly labeled. There are not a lot of directions that are needed to be read in order to understand the activity. The most difficult part is being able to see if the fractions have become equivalent. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 4: Fractions |

Student Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Mike013, Nov 28 2005 07:40:10:510PM |

Review based on: I was designing a unit lesson for a college course and used it to help teach students adding fractions. I needed to a way to demonstrate common denominators to the students, and this applet seemed like a good choice. |

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

What math does one need to know to use the resource? The student should know operations on whole numbers and be familiar with fractions. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? You need to know how to use the internet. |

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

Explanation: It was easy to find a common denominator because you just had to find a common base and make sure your fraction worked for the base. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 6: Fractions |

Tool: Fractions - Adding Reviews