Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fraction A Day - Day 6 - Area Geo boards

So this Etoy uses a quiz format and shows the relationship between area and multiplication (hopefully in an easy way the kids can discover without being told.  We get to fractions when we change units on pages 3 and 4.

Also it has free play areas which are virtual Geoboards.  One of my goals for this project is to develop a set of playthinks and a set of tools that teachers and kids could use without much special knowledge or programming skill (yet thanks to the beauty of Etoys, they can still program them and "look inside" to figure out for themselves how they are programmed and if they want modify them).
Here is the Etoy Area Geo Boards.  The original version did not when entering fractions, this has been fixed.  Hopefully it will be updated soon on the squeakland site.

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