Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: biker, Jan 10 2006 02:53:59:153PM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Math 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space |

Duration of classroom use: Multiple Weeks |

What did students learn? Students learned how to visualize and conceptualize 3D geometric configurations. |

What did students do with the resource? Practiced and reinforced a concept that was difficult to learn in class with only the book and worksheets. |

How hard was it for students to use? Easy |

Other classroom comments: Reluctant students warmed up to this very quickly. Overall, this is a very successful way to teach the TAKS 7.8A Texas math standard. |

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

Other Comments: Will investigate others in this series. Even our principal was impressed. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Basic geometry concepts that every 7th grader should know. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Basic computer skills. |

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

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

Explanation: First, I investigated the program. Then it took only a 30 second demonstration to teach every student in my class how to operate the program. Students can't wait until we do this again. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Math 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space |

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