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Tool: A Better Fire! Reviews
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: KP2u2, Jun 29 2009 03:24:50:977PM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
advanced investigations
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
chaos theory
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
mouse usage
What extra things must be done to make it work?
none
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Hard
Explanation:
I never understood what the purpose of the applet was, even after reading the instructor, learner, and help tabs. It was neat to see the grid change for a fire spreading across the screen, but not much else to this site. I even changed my wind direction and speed
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Ineffective
Recommended for:
Probability & Statistics: Probability, Inference
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: daffyduck, Aug 26 2004 05:39:42:633AM
Review based on:
personal experience
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings
Other Comments:
This will be a good tool to use in math class when discussing fractions, percentages, and probabilities.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Need to have math fraction, percent, and probability introduction knowledge.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
Need to know how to access the program and particular lesson plans and tools.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
It is very important to read the directions on how to manipulate the controls to effect an outcome for a fire.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:
Math 5: Fractions, Percentages, Ratio and proportion, Measurement, Probability