BloomingKids Division
This program helps teach students about Division. There are ten subprograms.
Select a program by clicking on the option and then click the “Enter” button to open the program.
Help 
Click on the “Help” button to view the help contents. The help file opens in a separate window.


About 
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Enter 
After selecting a subprogram, click on the “Enter” button to open the program.


Exit 
To close this “Actions” program, click on the “Exit” button.

Note: In most of our matching and activity programs, the student must wait until the command voice has finished before he/she clicks on the object. For instance, the voice must finish “Match catching” before the student clicks on the catching picture. (If the student clicks on the catching picture before the voice command is finished, nothing will happen.) Therefore the teacher/parent needs to instruct the student to wait for the voice command to finish.
These subprograms are:
Select the option “Playing with Division Table” ” and click on the “Enter” button to open this program


Here, we will use the division table to help the student divide numbers. The student puts the mouse on a number in the table (for instance, 20). The program highlights the 20 and shows a line to the left leading to the number 10 in the leftmost column and also shows a line to the 2 in the top row. The number statement at the top reads “20 ÷ 10 = 2″ and the computer voice says “twenty divided by ten is two.” The student can do this as many times as he/she wants with as many different answers as he/she chooses. 

Auto Play

Check the “Auto Play” box to run the “Playing with Division Table” program automatically. The program will choose the answer to the division problem and show the number statement at the top of the screen and will say the number statement. The student can just sit back and watch, listen and learn. To stop the Auto Play, uncheck the box.

Click on “Division Using Division Table” and then click the “Enter” button to open this program. An incomplete number statement (for instance, 18 ÷ 6 =) appears at top of the screen. The program tells the student to click on the second number (6) which is highlighted in red in the left column, and then to click on the second number (18) which is highlighted in blue in the matrix. The answer (3) now gets a green highlight, and the program tells the student to click on the 3. The answer moves up into the missing space in the number statement, and the program voice says “Yes eighteen divided by six is three.”


Mode


Training

This option is selected by default. When this is selected, the program can be used to teach the student.


Test

Select this option to measure the student’s progress. The “Report” button under “Test” mode is enabled.


Report

This displays results of the Test.


Settings


Division Sign


If this selected then the number statement will use the division sign (÷).


Horizontal Line


If this selected then the number statement will use the horizontal line (–).


Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the ‘Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct number invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation.


Select All


If this is selected, then any and all of the numbers in this box will be used. To deselect this choice, click it again and selection will be ended.


Select Random Numbers


If this is selected, then the program will choose the numbers to be used in the problems

This program uses the number line to help the student understand division. For instance, if the problem is 12 ÷ 3 =, the program will tell the student click the 12 on the number line. Then it will tell him/her to start at 0 and count 3 spaces to the right and click on that number. The program will tell the student to keep moving 3 spaces to the right and clicking on the last number until he/she reaches number 12, and then click the “Done” button. The answer (4) moves up into the missing space in the number statement, and the program voice says “Yes twelve divided by three is four” 

Setting


Training

This option is selected by default. When this is selected, the program can be used to teach the student.


Test

Select this option to measure the student’s progress. The “Report” button under “Test” mode is enabled. The color prompts are disabled. 

Report

This displays results of the Test.


Command Text


If this is selected then the verbal instructions given by the program voice will appear at the bottom of the screen.


Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the ‘Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct number invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation.


Select All


If this is selected, then any and all of the numbers in this box will be used. To deselect this choice, click it again and selection will be ended.


Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the “Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct action invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation.


Select Random Numbers


If this is selected, then the program will choose the numbers to be used in the problems.

In this program, a division problem (for instance, 18 ÷ 2 = ) is illustrated by sharing a certain number of apples (18) between a certain number of girls (2). When the student clicks on the first number (18) that many apples (18) appear on the screen. When the student clicks on the second number (2) that many girls (2) with baskets appear. The student then clicks on each apple, which then moves into a girl’s basket. Each apple gets a number when it gets into a basket. The student will be told to click on the last apple in the last basket, which will be blinking (that apple’s number is the answer). That number (9) will rise into the number statement.


Setting


Select All


If this is selected, then any and all of the numbers in this box will be used. To deselect this choice, click it again and selection will be ended.


Select Random Numbers


If this is selected, then the program will choose the numbers to be used in the problems.


Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the ‘Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct number invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation

In this program division is illustrated by dividing number apples into groups. If, for instance, the division problem (which appears at the top of the screen) is 18 ÷ 2 =, the student will be told to click on the first number (18) and 18 apples will appear on the screen. The student will then click on each of the apples (which will be blinking). The apples will go into numbered boxes (two per box) at the bottom of the screen. The number of the last box is the answer. The student clicks on the last blinking number, which rises into the number statement. The program voice states “Eighteen divided by two is nine” and 9 appears in the answer space


Setting


Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the ‘Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct number invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation.


Select All


If this is selected, then any and all of the numbers in this box will be used. To deselect this choice, click it again and selection will be ended.


Select Random Numbers


If this is selected, then the program will choose the numbers to be used in the problems.

In this program there is a division problem at the top of the screen with the second number blank. The program voice says (for instance) “Fiftysix divided by what number makes eight? Click the correct answer.” There are four numbers at the bottom of the screen, and the student should click the correct choice from among them. If the student clicks the correct number, the voice says “Fiftysix divided by seven is eight.”


Setting


Training


This option is selected by default. When this is selected, the program can be used to train the student.


Test


Select this option to measure the student’s progress. The “Report” button under “Test” mode is enabled. The color prompts are disabled. 

Report


This displays results of the Test.


Division Sign


The division problem will be written in a horizontal format with a division sign (÷).


Horizontal Line


The division problem will be written in a vertical format with a horizontal line between the two numbers.


Prompt with Blink


This is checked by default. If the student fails to find the correct answer within ten seconds, the program guides him/her to the correct choice by making the correct choice blink. This is available for “Training” mode but disabled for “Test” mode.
Uncheck this box if the prompt is not needed in “Training” mode. 

Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the “Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct number invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation

In this program a division problem (for instance, 14 ÷ 7 =) appears at the top of the screen with the answer space blank. Four numbers are the bottom of the screen. The program voice says “Fourteen divided by seven is how much? Click the correct answer.” If the student clicks the correct answer, the number rises to fill the answer space and the voice says “Fourteen divided by seven is two.” If the student needs more help in understanding the problem, the teacher or student can click on “help” at the bottom of the screen and then choose from the menu of help options which include Number Line Method and Division Table Method.


Setting


Training


This option is selected by default. When this is selected, the program can be used to train the student.


Test


Select this option to measure the student’s progress. The “Report” button under “Test” mode is enabled. The color prompts are disabled. 

Report


This displays results of the Test.


Division Sign


The division problem will be written in a horizontal format with a division sign (÷).


Horizontal Line


The division problem will be written in a vertical format with a horizontal line between the two numbers.


Prompt with Blink


This is checked by default. If the student fails to find the correct answer within ten seconds, the program guides him/her to the correct choice by making the correct choice blink. This is available for “Training” mode but disabled for “Test” mode.
Uncheck this box if the prompt is not needed in “Training” mode. 

Congratulatory Animation


This box is checked by default. This is available only for the “Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct number invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation.


Help


Number Line Method
Division Table Method 
In this program the student clicks on numbers or the subtraction sign as guided by the computer. This will help the student to learn to do the proper steps in the correct order.
In this program there is an incomplete number statement (for instance, 20 ÷ 4 =) at the top of the screen. There is also a calculator in the lower part of the screen. The student should click on the numbers and symbols shown in the number statement. If the student clicks on the calculator keys correctly, the complete number statement (20 ÷ 4 = 5) will appear at the top of the screen.


Setting


Display Numbers Only


When this is selected the calculator display will show only the number that the student has clicked.


Display Number Statement


When this is selected the calculator display will show the numbers and symbol in the number statement.

In this program, a 4×4 square appears with sixteen small squares. When the student clicks on one of the small squares, a number or a division problem (without the answer) appears. The student tries to match each number with the problem to which the number is the answer. The student will be playing a memory game while strengthening his/her division skills.