Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: MS H, Oct 17 2009 09:49:38:500AM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Algebra: One Variable Equations |

Duration of classroom use: One Class |

What did students learn? Excellent way for students to discover what an abacus is and how they can be used. |

What did students do with the resource? Learn how to use & solve simple equations. |

How hard was it for students to use? Easy |

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

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Know your number columns. |

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

What extra things must be done to make it work? Student used a lap top |

How hard was it for you to learn? Ok |

Explanation: Once the students download the abacus it is easy for them to use. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Number Systems, Properties of Reals, Integer Operations, Use of Variables, One Variable Equations |

Tool: Abacus v1.4 Review