Student Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Rugby, Dec 14 2005 12:06:52:570PM |

Review based on: I was looking for possible applet to use for a lesson on slope. |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings |

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

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Just basic computer knowledge. |

What extra things must be done to make it work? Nothing. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Ok |

Explanation: Pretty much, you don't even have to use your knowledge with this one, kids can cheat and just aim the arrow and not even acknowledge the rise and the slope. |

Ability to meet my goals: Ineffective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Linear Inequalities |

Student Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Chelsea, Dec 3 2005 03:52:30:283PM |

Review based on: I was looking for a way to practice slope and found it through MathTools. The title sounded interesting, which made me want to try it. |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings |

Other Comments: This was a good tool for the students to practice slope while having fun. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? You need to have knowledge of slope and coordinate planes. |

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

What extra things must be done to make it work? Nothing |

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

Explanation: It was pretty self-explanatory and very easy to use. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Linear Equations |

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Craig, Jun 14 2005 04:46:28:773PM |

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

Duration of classroom use: One Class |

What did students learn? Students practiced various forms of linear equations |

What did students do with the resource? Mostly students used the tool for review--choosing parameters (slope and intercept) to cause a line to go from a fixed start point to a designated target. |

How hard was it for students to use? Easy |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings |

Other Comments: I introduced this tool in class one day; for several weeks afterwards, students who had a few minutes at the end of class would go use this tool on a computer in the classroom to practice. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Meaning of slope and intercept in linear functions of the form f(x) = mx + b (or y = mx + b) |

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

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: Students required no additional instruction. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Linear Equations |

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