Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: magpie, May 15 2007 12:48:07:237PM 
Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Math 2 Math 5 
Duration of classroom use: One Class 
What did students learn? The students began to observe patterns. They recognized the need to record the combinations to organize their information. 
What did students do with the resource? I used the activity on a whiteboard. The students took turns giving the length and width. Next, they made a prediction for the number of hits. Then they drew the anticipated path on the whiteboard. When the ball was activated, they were able to see where they went awry. 
How hard was it for students to use? Easy 
Other classroom comments: This could be used with a Smart Board also. 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings 
What math does one need to know to use the resource? At the primaty level:
•counting skills,
•knowledge of squares and rectangles,
•pattern observations (e.g. doubles)
Intermediate Grades:
•ratios
•simplifying fractions
•common factors 
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? The use of a projection system

What extra things must be done to make it work? I just zoomed in to make the image larger 
How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy 
Explanation: Once you have the math tool displayed, you just change the dimensions then hit the cue ball! 
Ability to meet my goals: Very Ineffective 
Recommended for: Math 2: Number sense, Patterns and sequences, Geometry in the plane Math 5: Number sense, Fractions, Ratio and proportion, Geometry in the plane 
Lesson Plan: Which Pocket? Review