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Refraction

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Refraction is an online puzzle game for teaching fractions. The game is not a lesson in fractions, but requires knowledge of fractions to succeed. The player must partition lasers in order to power spaceships containing various animals who have gotten stuck in space, as shown in the picture. These animal spaceships all require different fractions of the lasers, and the player is given several pieces that split and bend the lasers to reach the animals and satisfy these requirements. These... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 04, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 16, 2013
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Submitter: Dorothy Fuller
Keywords: Game, Fractions, Math Education, Elementary Math

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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Adobe Flash Player required
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Carol Helton
2 years ago

Carol Helton (Faculty)

This game looked like a really cool way to teach fractions and kids could sure use some help with that.  But, it did not give enough support to help me understand how to play the game.  It could benefit from more directions.