With a name like Junior Scholars, you know the emphasis is on education, education, education.
The fun element to Junior Scholars’ products motivates children to learn, because lesson time seems like playtime, so they don’t protest. Now learning mathematics (for example) can be fun thanks to the Magnetic Fractions with Percentages and Decimals by Doowell.
Mathematics are Fundamental
If man had never mastered the decimal system, people might never have reached such an impressive peek. This is why children should be taught the importance of maths at an early age. Children may be frustrated by maths if they lack an understanding of numbers. By teaching them that the fraction 1/4 is equal to 25 % and the decimal 0.25, they begin to grasp the relationship between expressed values.
A Colourful Teaching Tool
Of course, the colourfully designed pieces will garner the attention of any youngster. The piece on the top row is purple and those on the second row light blue. This fading colour pattern goes down nine rows, and it shows the relationship between the fractions. The three blocks in third row each represent 1/3, and they can be turned over to reveal .333. The fourth row features four blocks depicting 1/4. This decreasing scale goes all the way to 1/12, with each piece featuring both a fraction and a decimal side.
Best of all, the pieces grow gradually smaller as the fractions decrease. The four 1/4 tiles are collectively as long as the three 1/3 tiles. The two 1/2 tiles are half as long as the one purple tile representing the whole number 1. This shows the children in many ways that 12/12 equals one whole. However, the Doowell Magnetic Fractions game with Percentages & Decimals brings an entertaining aspect into the classroom as well.
Capturing a Child’s Mind
The magnetic pieces allow the board to be presented to a larger group of children. This interactive approach gives the teacher a visual aid to which they can refer. Allowing the students to see the terms being verbalised adds a new dimension to the teaching. However, this board can be used as a reward for good work as well.
The magnets and colourful pieces also make it possible to improvise games and challenges in which the children can compete. One of the reasons children lose interest in education is because the process is so tedious. Children need to be stimulated throughout the learning process, or they lose interest. This board is a great way to show the relationship between the fractions, because it features a festive design to catch a child’s attention. Also, one side ‘Grid side of board’ is used to compare the sizes to values and the other side is an ‘Activity side of board’. Children can colour in one or more segments for each picture, then find the fractions or decimals that match.
Learning the relationships between decimals, fractions and percentages can be difficult. Fortunately, Doowell has created a viable solution for showing children how values relate to one another. A marker pen is also included in the set so the instructor may make notes as he or she teaches. This 53-piece set is recommended for children ages 4-9.
The £6.99 price (versus RRP of £9.99) makes the Doowell Magnetic Fractions with Percentages & Decimals an affordable teaching aid. A child’s developing brain must be nurtured through challenging mental exercises, but they also need fun. Doowell has struck this balance perfectly with their latest product range.