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Tool: Shooting Balls Reviews
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