Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: fibomath, Jun 29 2009 03:06:34:953PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings |

Other Comments: Great visual for speed and rate, along with graphical representation. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? very little, very intuitive |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? none |

What extra things must be done to make it work? none |

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: simple; self-explanatory |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 5: Ratio and proportion Math 6: Equations and functions, Ratio and proportion Math 7: Equations and functions, Ratio and proportion Algebra: Functions / Relations |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: GGG, Mar 21 2008 04:24:58:550AM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept |

Other Comments: I wonder if using this with younger children, they might misinterpret the lines as the actual paths the runners took, and the grid as the field they ran on. Would they consider the intersection point as a place where the runners actually collided? |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Perhaps to understand the step is the speed of the runner |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? None |

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: My computer stopped the runner a couple of times, but when I did it at home, I had no such interruptions. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 4: Equations and functions, Data analysis Math 5: Equations and functions, Data analysis |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: mbackus, Jan 22 2008 08:26:03:507PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

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

Other Comments: I like that this tool engages students, and that it ties together multiple representations of an abstract and difficult concept. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? A little bit about graphing. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Little. |

What extra things must be done to make it work? I'd create a lesson that asks students to try and recreate a series of graphs. I'd then have them answer accompanying questions that interpret "What has happened" |

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: The only thing that tripped me up was figuring out how to get the runner to switch directions. Otherwise, everything went well. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Darline, Jul 10 2007 12:10:39:017PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

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

Other Comments: Use x as If and Y as then
Change one variable at a time |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Coordinate palne |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? mouse |

What extra things must be done to make it work? Involve all students by using the 11-pin geoboard |

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: Took a few tries to realize that I was changing the direction of the runner without realizing it. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 7: Fractions, Equations and functions, Linear relationships, Ratio and proportion, Rect coordinate geometry, Geometry in the plane, Measurement |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: D_Matt, Jun 27 2007 01:35:00:030PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

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

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Rates, Slope, graphing |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Mouse |

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

Explanation: Easy way to see the interaction between time and distance, and changes thereto. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 7: Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions, Linear relationships, Ratio and proportion, Geometry in the plane, Measurement |

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: M G, Jan 16 2007 07:50:42:527PM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Algebra: Linear Equations |

Duration of classroom use: One Class |

What did students learn? reinforcement of slope intercept formula and meaning behind |

What did students do with the resource? observe with projector, took turns adjusting starting point and step distance, theorizing results |

How hard was it for students to use? Easy |

Other classroom comments: simulation went too fast |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? coordinate graphing |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? connection to LCD projector |

What extra things must be done to make it work? nicer to use in computer lab with two students at a computer |

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

Explanation: I often use sortware as this for classroom use. |

Ability to meet my goals: Neutral |

Recommended for: Math 7: Equations and functions, Linear relationships Algebra: Functions / Relations, Linear Equations, Analyzing Linear Data |

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