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Tool: Mars Exploration Curriculum Reviews
Other Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: gerirose, Feb 12 2006 11:35:50:577AM
Review based on:
I don't remember how I first found it.
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept
Other Comments:
I found this to be facts.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Need to know something about fractions twice as much as, half as much as to understand answers given.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
click a mouse
What extra things must be done to make it work?
nothing
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
Instructions were good. But the structure felt backwards to me. I would like the info that I was half my age on Mars up front, then be asked to figure out my age and then check it with the computer.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Ineffective
Recommended for:
Math 4: Operations with numbers
Other Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: gerirose, Aug 24 2004 09:14:01:650AM
Review based on:
Colleagues brought it to my attention.
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept
Other Comments:
The tool is meant as an introduction to some facts about Mars. It presents four or five facts about Mars in a question format. It relates the weight of the user to the user/s weight on Mars and does the same with age. The graphic comparing the size of the volcano on Mars to California does not correspond to the accepted answer.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Need to be able to read at least at a third grade level or have someone available to read the text aloud.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
mouse, keyboard, ability to replace zeros with numbers
What extra things must be done to make it work?
nothing
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
I think it would very easy for one of our computer literate students to learn how to use this applet.
Ability to meet my goals:
Neutral
Recommended for:
Math 3
Math 4
Math 5
Math 6
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: barbpost, Aug 16 2004 12:04:01:977PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
none
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
keyboard and mouse
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
very easy to use
Ability to meet my goals:
Neutral
Recommended for:
Math 1
Math 2
Math 3
Math 4
Math 5
Math 6
Math 7