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Tool: Let's Do Math Checkerboard Reviews
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