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ERIC Number: EJ1080802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Exploring the Use of Slow Motion Animation (Slowmation) as a Teaching Strategy to Develop Year 4 Students' Understandings of Equivalent Fractions
Kervin, Kristy
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v7 n2 p100-106 2007
In 2006, as a beginning teacher in a Western Sydney school, the author explored slow motion animation ("slowmation") as a strategy for teaching Year 4 students about equivalent fractions. She taught at this school five days a week, teaching Kindergarten, Year 4, and Year 5. Slowmation can be defined as a simplified version of claymation that uses many of the same learning processes. The term comes from a combination of the words "slow" and "animation", which have been recombined to make "slowmation". This is because the purpose of slowmation is to animate a process, which is simple to produce and photograph and to show it slowly so that it enhances student understanding (Hoban, 2005, p. 3-4). In this article, the author described how she designed suitable models to show equivalent fractions and used a trial-and-error process of photographing the models to create an effective slowmation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A