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Our first, small study from 2018 administered a paper pre-test to a 3rd-grade class near the end of the year, covering the first half of 3rd-grade fractions standards. Half of the students were then randomly selected to play our Fractions game, while the other half worked on fact fluency. Students played the game for roughly 2 hours, spread across 4 sessions and then a written post-test was administered to all students.
The average post-test score of the Fractions group was 12% higher than the average post-test score of the Control group. If you remove the students who began higher than 85% and therefore had little room to improve, the Fractions group improved 16% more than the Control group.
Small note: The post-test was administered on the last day of class so students were a bit distracted, which is why you will notice a general downward trend to performance. In a more balanced setting, both groups would likely have scored a bit better.
WebGL using Chrome ver 72+
(The slowest chromebook we've found, the Lenovo N22, runs it adequately)
iOS (iPad 3+)
Andoid (Samsung Galaxy Tab S3+)
We currently cover the Common Core and TEKS fraction standards for 3rd grade and we will be filling in the remaining fractions standards for 4th and 5th quickly. We don't know yet exactly when.
For now we have been rather stunned by our initial research results. Nearly all of the students we have assessed so far have shown a tremendous need to review these foundational fractions concepts. As a result, we are very eager to help students truly master these foundational concepts so that they will be prepared as soon as our additional curiculum becomes available?
Naturally, that will depend on how much they currently have to learn. In our research so far students seem to follow a rough bell curve from 1 to 20 hours. So the fastest finishers can (and should) test out in their first session or two, while the deeply struggling students can possibly require 20 hours.
We recommend two 30-minute sessions per week so that struggling students will have sufficient time to master fractions?
We recommend starting 4th grades and higher immediately. Our research shows that they are all usually lacking significant fluency and confidence with our most basic fractions concepts. Starting them early will give even your struggling students to master these pre-requisite skills before you start trying to teach them new concepts.
We're not currently aware of any bugs in the game. If you find one please use the in-game bug reporter to send us as much information about it as you can. Thank you!