Product Review of Amplify Fractions
Amplify Fractions is an interactive website that teaches learners all aspects of fractions, which are split into three units: Intro to Fractions; Equivalence & Comparison, Adding & Subtracting; and Multiplying & Dividing. It uses storytelling episodes, which include a lesson followed by practice, to keep learners engaged while completing each problem provided to them. Students receive feedback through a virtual tutor who draws on the screen.
After educators activate their account, they can create classes that learners join using a code. Teachers can see the progress each student is making within each unit. The reporting section includes a standards view for educators to see student progress based on Common Core standards.
Amplify Fractions is a website that focuses on helping learners learn all aspects of fractions through adaptive instruction and storytelling. Students are guided by a virtual tutor, making the program an ideal math center. In addition to independent classwork, learners can also complete problems for homework. With the reporting section, educators can easily see which concepts learners have mastered and the areas in which they still need work. Students sign up with a class code created by the teacher.
The storytelling in Amplify Fractions allows learners to see — and make sense of — the fractions rather than just work with numbers. But the best part is the individualized feedback learners receive when they answer; the virtual tutor draws on the screen and uses manipulatives to demonstrate the lesson. Students can see their progress on a mastery bar that fills as they answer problems correctly, and learners can practice for an unlimited amount of time.
The support from Amplify Fractions provides educators with the opportunity to focus on a student’s understanding rather than spend time learning how to use the tool.
Overall User Consensus About the App
The unique storytelling guides learners through interactive lessons that teach them what fractions are before challenging them to perform basic operations.
Curriculum and Instruction
The program’s essentially a virtual tutor guiding learners through various fraction problems. When learners respond with an incorrect answer, they get encouraging feedback and suggestions on how to proceed.
There’s a great deal of support, including a scope-and-sequence outline of lessons, guidance on pedagogy, and materials for how to get started.