Tool:
Ameba 
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Description: 
Ameba is designed to help students gain a better understanding of ratios and proportions. Students are asked to eat a given amount of dots in reference to the total number of dots on the board. The total number of dots may not always be equivalent to the denominator in the ratio. Students will need to use proportions and the understanding of equivalencies between two ratios to make the highest score. 
Technology Type: 
Flash  
Authors: 
AJ Beyer Russell Falk Greg Lynch 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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Courses: 
Math 5 
Ratio and proportion 
 Math 6 
Ratio and proportion 
 Math 7 
Proportional reasoning 

Other Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: LZ, Dec 6 2006 10:45:40:167PM 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique 
Ability to meet my goals: Effective 
Recommended for: Math 5: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion; Math 6: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion; Math 7: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion 
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VickiLou 
Comment:  Very fun, engaging, applet for students to practice using equivalent fractions (ratios) as an introduction to solving proportions. Good activator with a smart board or for students to try out on their own computer 
