Ordered Fractions: Compare and Order Fractions Game
Ordered Fractions game begins by pressing the button that rolls the dice. Students then insert these numbers into the boxes on the board, which creates the fractions. Students then position the fractions in ascending order by comparing fractions. Children also have the option of scrapping the current set of numbers and re-rolling the dice. Along the way, the program offers help and tips that enhance learning and make concepts easier to comprehend.
Combining gameplay with learning not only provides a relaxed environment but also keeps students interested in the subject matter. Dice games offer an innovative method of reinforcing math skills using a challenging, interactive application available for iPads, iPods or iPhones.
The upper-elementary, middle school math game automatically alerts the student when they make an error or arrive at the correct answer. The ordering mode continues with teaching the technique of creating common denominators. Each mode offers multiple levels that become increasingly challenging and offer the chance to practice new skills. Each game screen also provides the whiteboard function for writing traditional equations.
When submitting answers, the game monitors errors and correct answers along with the time required for arriving at the result. Parents and teachers may then receive the assessment via email. The progress reports enable teachers to evaluate particular problem areas for individual students. Over the course of the school year, the assessments also illustrate each student’s progress.
Parents might use the game at home to enhance classroom learning. Teachers might incorporate the program into the existing math curriculum in any number of ways. Using a projector, the entire class might coordinate efforts to solve problems. Use the game as a fun activity one day a week for reinforcing lessons. Students may play the game individually or work together in small groups for a friendly competition.
Being easily accessible, the game offers students having problems the opportunity of gaining additional practice. The application allows students to work privately and at their own pace without feeling stressed. Teachers additionally have the option of acquiring printed sheets for manual computation.
Ordered Fractions provides a comprehensive tool that offers an innovative method of learning about comparing and ordering fractions.
Common Core Mathematical Standard
3.NF Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
4.NF.1 Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols, >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Promote reflection and make mathematical connections by asking:
- How did you decide where to place your fractions?
- Which fractions were more difficult to place? Please explain.
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