Developer Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: jwm462, Oct 2 2006 09:38:46:370PM |

Review based on: I discovered this tool as part of an assignment for a development class. I was interested because of the use of a highly graphical interface. |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique |

Other Comments: It was a nice way of helping to visualize how angled planes can appear like flat rectangles from head-on. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Mostly spacial concepts. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Not much besides being proficient with the mouse. |

What extra things must be done to make it work? Some of the movements were kind of restrictive, there were times when I would want to rotate an object in a certain direction, but the program wouldn't let me. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Easy |

Explanation: After you first understand what to do, the game is very intuitive, however, I found the displays of the other planar visualizations unecessary and confusing, all you really need is the orthographic view you wish to color. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Geometry: Polygons, Transformations and symmetry, Modeling and applications |

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: laurel, Feb 19 2005 11:11:50:930AM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique |

Other Comments: This is very good for visual patterns, however it does not indicate how many faces are colored and it seems that two of the slides need deductive reasoning. A brief explaination would be helpful. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? spacial representations |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? none |

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

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: very direct |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Geometry: Polygons, Transformations and symmetry, Special topics |

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Craig, Jan 6 2005 05:49:57:123PM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Geometry: Perimeter, area, and volume |

Duration of classroom use: One Class |

What did students learn? Students improved 3d visualization skills. |

What did students do with the resource? Students practiced interpreting front/right/left/top/bottom/back views of 3d objects shown in perspective. |

How hard was it for students to use? Very Easy |

Other classroom comments: Students were very positive about the tool... they said it really helped them visualize. |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings |

Other Comments: I used it for review and practice, but (had I found it sooner!) I might have used it to introduce projection drawings. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? None |

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: I didn't have to give any verbal instructions. Some groups didn't notice that they could reposition the perspective view. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Geometry: Perimeter, area, and volume, Special topics |

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