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Tool: Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car--Java Version Review
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Sara5144, Jun 10 2008 04:45:06:467PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
This is an awesome tool that requires higher order thinking! Students must determine which rental car company gives the best deal. They do this by graphing lines of different companies prices. Topics reviewed are slope, linear equations, the intersection of two lines, and functions. There are also two extension activities at the end.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
You need to be able to read a graph and understand slope, linear equations, the intersection of lines, and functions.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
What extra things must be done to make it work?
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
This tool was self explanatory to me.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:

Algebra: Functions / Relations, Linear Equations, Analyzing Linear Data, Linear Systems
Algebra II: Solving systems of equations, Functions / Relations