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Tool: Colouring Sides 1 Reviews
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