Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages

This site describes a card game that is similar to war but instead of using a regular deck of cards, the players use cards that have a mixture of decimals, fractions, and percentages. (The teacher will have to construct the cards.)

This game will help students understand the concepts of equality and inequality among decimals, fractions, and percents. This game will be a fun way for students to become more familiar with various representations of the same number.

Hi-Lo Using Fractions

This interactive Web page allows students to play Hi-Lo using fractions instead of whole numbers. The rationale behind this game is that students will be challenged to order fractions while using the clues to discover the fraction that the computer is thinking of.

One advantage of having students play the computer instead of each other is that partnering students may have difficulty monitoring each other if they do not know fractions well enough.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kerpoof Studio

Kerpoof is a free online tool that allows you to create movies, stories, and pictures. The site houses several pre-created backgrounds and actors that are ready for your students to create with. Students can be the director of their own movie by adding custom animations to a time line. Their work can be saved by creating a login to their account that allows them to access their products from any location with Internet access.