Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: melodyward, Jun 29 2009 02:54:21:950PM |

Review based on: personal experience |

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

What math does one need to know to use the resource? addition, multiplication, negative numbers. Would be nice to have levels of difficulty in case younger students cannot multiply large numbers. Could be done if students have a calculator. |

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: There are empty boxes after a list of numbers, typing the next few numbers is easy. Finding the patterns can be difficult. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Math 5: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Number theory, Integers, Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions Math 6: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Number theory, Integers, Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions |

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: WandaB, Oct 4 2004 06:36:08:037PM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Math 5: Algebra and expressions Math 6: Algebra and expressions Math 7: Algebra and expressions |

Duration of classroom use: One Class |

What did students learn? This is a great tool for students to practice patterns. |

What did students do with the resource? Continue the number sequence for different patterns |

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

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings |

Other Comments: Students enjoyed practicing continuing the pattern with instant feedback. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Addition/subtraction, skip counting, patterns |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? nothing special |

What extra things must be done to make it work? introduce the concept of patterns prior to using this tool. |

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

Explanation: We were able to use the tool with very little instruction or difficulty. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Ineffective |

Recommended for: Math 5: Algebra and expressions Math 6: Algebra and expressions |

Tool: Number Patterns Reviews