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Technology PoW: How Many Cubes? Reviews
Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Craig, Dec 12 2004 10:48:49:193PM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:

Geometry: Modeling and applications, Special topics
Duration of classroom use:
One Class
What did students learn?
Students were exploring 2d representations of 3d objects.
What did students do with the resource?
I used this as part of a 3d visualization lesson.
How hard was it for students to use?
Very Easy
Other classroom comments:
I had already had students using the cube applet before trying the tpow.
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
At the high school geometry level, this was more an application of visualization skills practiced in class.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
None
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
None
What extra things must be done to make it work?
Nothing special.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
Instructions were clear, but not really needed.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:

Geometry: Modeling and applications, Special topics
Other Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: gerirose, Oct 19 2004 09:30:41:463PM
Review based on:
Suzanne told me about it.
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Other Comments:
I've been playing with blocks and sketches most of the day. This virtual manipulative helped me even more in trying to visual how to make the leap from two dimensions to three dimensions.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
not very much
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
how to use a mouse
How hard was it for you to learn?
Ok
Explanation:
I had a bit of hard time making the blocks change perspective.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:

Math 5: Geometry in space
Math 6: Geometry in space
Math 7: Geometry in space
Geometry: Modeling and applications
Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: suzanneh45, Sep 19 2004 10:55:12:117PM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:

Math 6: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space
Math 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space
Duration of classroom use:
One Week
What did students learn?
We did a variety of activities to lead up to completing the tPoW. They learned about spatial visualization and reflection.
What did students do with the resource?
It was given as a true Problem of the Week following preliminary activities.
How hard was it for students to use?
Easy
Other classroom comments:
Great activity that needs introductory learning for students to be successful. I can't imagine just giving it to them without prior experiences.
Appropriate for:
applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Students need to engage in activities with cubes to be successful with the POW.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
none
What extra things must be done to make it work?
nothing to make the technolgy work
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
The website takes a little practice to make the cubes work but none as far as how it works.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:

Math 6: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space
Math 7: Geometry in the plane, Geometry in space