Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™
Does what it says
The company is familiar to me as a professional education company so I was confident this app was going to be decent. It is a very clever way of doing equivalent fractions. This app does what it claims to do and the price is decent. As with any other fraction app program, you will need some scrap paper to reduce the fractions...no way around this.
Room for Major Improvement
If this app links with Everyday Math that is used in the classroom, I believe it would be better. I think that the instructions are very clear and would definitely help students with knowing how to play the game so that the students could do it on their own. Right now, I believe that this app is more of a guess and check too for fractions than anything and is not worth the money. Some things I would improve are a `show me` option. The students need meaning behind the matching of the facts. If they get it wrong, show them why it is wrong. Then the students can get a sense of not only that they did something wrong, but why it is wrong and how they can do it again to correct it. The dragging of the cards is also a bit confusing. You can match the bottom cards and drag them, but you can not drag the top cards. This is difficult because besides memorization, the dragging and comparing of cards is the only other way to put meaning behind the equivalent fractions. However, some of the cards can not be dragged to compare them to others. To me, this is a major flaw in the game because this is supposed to be one of the selling points of the game for a learning students. Right now, besides the right or wrong feedback, I believe this app could be replaced with flashcards; the improvement of comparing would help, though.It would also be better if the teacher had the option of choosing the fractions that were used in the app. All in all, this app is not worth the money as of now. It needs to be improved to be a better resource for the teacher and also to give a deeper conceptual understanding for the student.
I play it to help with math but it is almost impossible to get matches. The matches hardly ever come up and now I can`t even get 1 match. Can you make an update to show matches more frequently? Also no cards drawn ever have numerator of 5.
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