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Technology PoW: Mauna Loa Review
Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Craig, Jun 17 2005 04:37:56:637PM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:

Algebra II: Transformations of functions, Exponential Functions
Trigonometry: Trig Functions
Duration of classroom use:
One Week
What did students learn?
Linear and exponential regression, residual analysis, superposition of functions
What did students do with the resource?
Students fit a curve to the "basic" flow of data (data points by year), then adjusted to fit the annual variation.
How hard was it for students to use?
Ok
Other classroom comments:
Very appropriate for my Algebra 2 students (we were using COMAP's Mathematics Modeling Our World, Course 3).
Appropriate for:
applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Linear (and exponential) functions, trig functions. Statistics students might use inference about slope and confidence interval ideas.
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?
Easy
Explanation:
The variety of file formats made it easy to select software that students knew how to use.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:

Algebra II: Parent Functions, Transformations of functions, Exponential Functions
Trigonometry: Trig Functions
PreCalculus: Functions
Probability & Statistics: Inference