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 |

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