Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Craig, Jun 14 2005 09:25:10:843AM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Algebra: Analyzing Linear Data; Algebra II: Transformations of functions, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions; PreCalculus: Operations with Logs; Probability & Statistics: Data and Distributions, Inference |

Duration of classroom use: Multiple Semesters |

What did students learn? Students learned data analysis and curve fitting (mathematics), plus some environmental science. |

What did students do with the resource? Most often, students would use the data files and perform appropriate data analysis, usually using a spreadsheet. |

How hard was it for students to use? Easy |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations |

Other Comments: Very versatile resource! |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Some vocabulary: function families, "bivariate" and "univariate" |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? No hardware expertise; familiarity with spreadsheets (or statistical software) is helpful. Data can be loaded into calculators (requires graphlink hardware). |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: The matrix of mathematical concepts was self-explanatory; all hyperlinks worked exactly as expected. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Analyzing Linear Data; Algebra II: Parent Functions, Transformations of functions, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions; PreCalculus: Functions, Operations with Logs; Probability & Statistics: Data and Distributions, Inference |

Tool: Quantitative Environmental Literacy Project Review