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Activity: Calculate the Area of a Trapezoid Review
Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Andy B, Aug 4 2004 10:52:19:563AM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:

Math 7
Geometry: Triangles, Circles, Perimeter, area, and volume
Duration of classroom use:
One Week
What did students learn?
A nice review for students on their own of the area formulas discovered in class.
What did students do with the resource?
Reviewed area formuals in an interactive way. I appreciated the "Why" feature shown in many of the formula explanations.
How hard was it for students to use?
Very Easy
Other classroom comments:
The quiz taken at the end is a bit abrupt. When students get a problem incorrect, that is that, and the quiz moves on after giving the right answer. Right then and there I would like to see some explanation to the problem or a hint as to how better calculate the area.
Appropriate for:
practice of skills and understandings
Other Comments:
A bit straight too forward with some of the definitions as an introduction lesson. A nice remedial support though. I appreciate a discovery approach with the definitionsl.
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
General principles of area.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
TI-83
What extra things must be done to make it work?
I encourage, since the program has no means of recording the incorrect problems, the students to record mistakes made on the quiz and reflect later.
How hard was it for you to learn?
Very Easy
Explanation:
Fairly straightforward.
Ability to meet my goals:
Effective
Recommended for:

Geometry: Triangles, Polygons, Circles