Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: PennyK, Aug 7 2008 08:14:39:667PM |

Review based on: personal experience, student observations |

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

Other Comments: The concept of probability here is easily understood and is motivating because it is fun. |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? In order to make predictive conclusions, & to be able to come up with their own individual probability problems, students will at least need to know multiplication & division.
The concept itself is so simply demonstrated, students actually need to know little about math to understand it. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? none |

What extra things must be done to make it work? Nothing. It is the epitome of 'user friendly'. |

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

Explanation: Simply make your selections of the number of prizes you want to consider, and press 'Run Simulation'. The program even runs a log that allows you to see trends, averages, etc. |

Ability to meet my goals: Very Ineffective |

Recommended for: Math 5: Probability; Math 6: Probability; Math 7: Probability |

Tool: Cereal Box Problem Simulation Review