This interactive whiteboard resource is intended to allow students at the interactive whiteboard to demonstrate their ability to compare numbers to varying decimal places. It also allows practise at remembering which sign is which between the < and > signs. After pressing start various decimal numbers will appear the student must then write a > or < on the large blue square. The software will then recognise which of the 2 signs has been drawn and award a point for a correct answer and remove one for an incorrect answer. As the IWB resource analyses a drawn sign rather than a button press this resource is much more natural to use with an IWB rather than a mouse and screen. It is hoped that the drawing of the signs will be more effective in reinforcing knowledge that pressing buttons with the signs on them.
The character recognition on this resource is not working too hard to distinguish between only 2 signs so it is quite forgiving. It is up to the teacher to set rules on correctly formed signs.
Please comment on how you have found this resource and report any errors. Note on the picture it looks like an answer has been marked incorrectly. The “correct” is for the previous question and is fading out!