Other Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: arhard, Jun 11 2008 03:08:21:720PM |

Review based on: I am enrolled in a class entitled Using Technology to teach math. |

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

Other Comments: This is a great way to practice those factor trees. I feel that it would be helpful to model how to do a factor tree using this game and then, allow the students to practice this while monitoring them. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? How to factor a number (multiplication facts) |

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

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

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

Explanation: The instructions are clearly written on the screen. However, students tend to not read directions. A teacher should model the game and explain how to play before "turning the students lose". |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective |

Recommended for: Math 4: Number theory Math 5: Number theory |

Student Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: AngieBrock, Nov 14 2005 04:09:00:593PM |

Review based on: I am a university student pursuing a Math Ed Degree. One of my classes uses the Math Tools DL. |

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

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

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? just basic computer skills |

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

Explanation: the applet was self explanatory. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Factoring Polynomials |

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