Teacher Review for Fog Stone Isle

Excellent for teaching fractions!

Kristi F.
Classroom teacher
Cedar Grove Elementary School
San Jose, CA
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
As an Instructional Coach, I have worked with teachers to use Fog Stone Isle with their students. Many have used this as a support to their fraction instruction. They are able to have students work in Fog Stone Isle while they pull small groups for intense instruction. Students are happy to use Fog Stone Isle for their homework practice. Teachers report that student conceptual learning of fraction operations is deeper because of the models they use while playing Fog Stone Isle.
My Take
I love this game. I like the conceptual models. Fraction multiplication is shown through visual representations and decimal representations. The system is easy to use. For teachers, it is easy to see the development of skills for each operation, and identify students that need additional support.