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#1 2009-02-19 14:47:22

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New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

What do you think of Smart Blocks ... ?

Does it work nicely?


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#2 2009-02-20 02:24:31

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

Nice Smart Blocks!
They work well....
Please replace
'Move the nlocks around, play with equations.'
with
'Move the blocks around, play with equations.'
A brief note on how the blocks can be manipulated, how to add new blocks, insert numbers/operations etc. would be helpful.
Another novel product from the MathsIsFun factory! smile


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#3 2009-02-20 02:47:28

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

I see that it doesn’t do multiplication of negative numbers. I got this equation



Surely that can’t be right! yikes

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#4 2009-02-20 04:47:44

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

I also got it to tell me that [1] [-] [-1] [=] [0].

Good fun though! I like how it recognises concatenations (eg. [2] [1] [=] [21]).


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#5 2009-02-20 05:14:52

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Pity it doesn’t do division. I’m dying to make it divide by 0 and see what happens. tongue


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#6 2009-02-20 07:31:59

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

Thanks guys. Good error findings, too.


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#7 2009-05-10 11:39:40

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

I got it to say 1=1+1....
How can that be true?


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#8 2009-05-10 11:47:55

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Poor thing only calculates left to right


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#9 2009-05-10 14:12:31

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

If you do
12x+=

or something like that it comes up with 0... maybe just call it 'incorrect expression' or something

 

#10 2009-05-10 15:09:54

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Good point. Maybe "?" would be neat


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#11 2009-05-11 05:54:15

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

Haha, just noticed this feature:
5352526542.... + 1 = BIG


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#12 2009-05-11 10:46:51

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

If you click on the background and drag around all the blocks on the screen, then when you move a block, all of them move.


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#13 2009-05-11 12:57:38

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

Using | | for boxes, I got: |1| = |1| |0| = |10|


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#14 2009-05-11 15:43:35

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Re: New "Manipulative" called "Smart Blocks"

Yep ... left to right.

Maybe the "=" should be an arrow. But then it loses its relevance (1+1->2 does not relate to normal teaching of 1+1=2)


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#15 2010-01-24 02:39:20

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BIGx7=BIG?

P.S. Can someone teach me how to take a screenshot? I'm trying to fill the screen with "BIGs".

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