Conceptua Fractions Online Course Product Review

What users like about the app

“It provides an easy-to-use platform for manipulations and instructions. It seems to have a lot of built-in questions that follow best practices for teachers. I think it can be useful for teachers who don’t know how to develop effective questioning routines. »

It cuts down on time by creating engaging whiteboard activities. It has interactive tools that allow you to do things, like equivalent fraction bars, just by dragging your mouse. He has already created engagements that are scaffolded and have a lot of talking points. This helps teachers create strong and rigorous conceptual math questions.

“Conceptual learning is a great skill set that the student has access to. The platform is vvery adaptable togo learning.”

It provides specific practice of skills and concepts with examples you can manipulate. Teachers can tell which students need more practice this way. Teachers are part of the teaching experience. They can do check-ins as planned by the program. Students must register before proceeding. There is an element of control that allows teachers to determine the next steps for students.

“The product allows students to directly interact with fractions visually and numerically. It provides direct feedback on where their mistakes lie and give them the opportunity to go back and fix things. It also allows students to interact with a platform similar to PARCC.

What users don’t like about the app

Should developersincrease the number of mathematical concepts coveredgive remedial lessons and create programs for young students.

It would be better to have a cheap version for teachers that allows them to record lessons without needing the whole school to sign up. Allowing access to a single unit for $50 seems like something most teachers couldn’t afford, especially knowing they only have access for a year. I also think the program doesn’t seem to have much troubleshooting, but I’ve only seen a demo. If there could be deep multi-stage issues, that would be great. I am also interested in the cast since our students will soon all have devices. So I would like to be able to send the lesson pages to the students so they can interact on their own and then send them back to the teacher to be used in teaching or saved for assessment. »

“I wThis would give the student broken down steps for each problem. This way, the student can come back to that level, relearn, and then progress. A second chance is what students should have.

“I would i likef the program could recognize when a student is ready to move on to the next level without having them go through the entire program. Developers should work on creating explicit instructions and providing examples before starting the program. They should allow the teacher to take students to the next level if they already master the concept.

“1) Make it easier to use. It looks like it would take a lot of training. 2) Demonstrate how to implement it in the classroom. 3) Explain how it can be interactive for students in a way that is easier for teachers to implement. »

Reading aloud the voices are clumsy. the The user interface is clunky. Also, the language in terms of scaffolding could be improved.

Karen O. Fielding