Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Belzora, Jun 10 2008 04:11:18:840PM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Kindergarten: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Sort and classify, Data analysis; Math 1: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Sort and classify, Data analysis; Math 2: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Sort and classify, Data analysis |

Duration of classroom use: One Week |

What did students learn? This manipulative introduce students to the idea of visual representation of data by means of a bar chart.The drop down menus can create as many as 12 columns, each with as many as 20 cells. |

What did students do with the resource? We began by creating a bar chart illustrating ou favorite fruits and using the columns that had a corresponding color. We moved on to count colors of M&M candies, but the colors in each column are fixed, so I had to provide some guidance for the columns color labels. |

How hard was it for students to use? Easy |

Other classroom comments: We used this this manuplitive in conjunction with an interactive whiteboard. |

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

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Students need to have a basic understanding of number sense. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? Mouse |

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

Explanation: Very self-explanatory. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Kindergarten: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Sort and classify, Data analysis; Math 1: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Sort and classify, Data analysis; Math 2: Operations with numbers, Number sense, Sort and classify, Data analysis |

Tool: Bar Charts Review