Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: KP2u2, Jun 29 2009 02:54:24:777PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? factors, squares, number sense, patterns |

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

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

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: directions were explicit by clicking on size a white shaded square was placed over the checkerboard. By using the mouse, one could manuipulate the square into several places and by counting those moves, determine the answer. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Math 6: Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions Math 7: Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions Algebra: Functions / Relations |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: schroedaddy, Dec 6 2004 09:32:27:167AM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, advanced investigations |

Other Comments: The directions need to be more specific as to what is different. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? squares, factors |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? It took me a second to realize the highlighted squares were the light ones. Is there a way to make the highlighted squares the bright ones to be able to see them more easily? |

What extra things must be done to make it work? The drag and drop was a little cumbersome but I see why you need the starting point of the squares so that random clicking doesn't distract from the order. Also the drag facilitates counting and seeing the place moving from. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Ok |

Explanation: I had a difficult time remembering which squares I had already tried but realized that was part of the learning experience. ex. I covered all the squares one in from edge, 2 in from edge, etc. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Math 4: Number sense, Number theory Math 5: Number sense, Number theory, Logic and set theory Math 6: Number sense, Number theory, Logic and set theory Math 7: Number sense, Number theory, Linear relationships, Logic and set theory, Counting principles |

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