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Tool: Abacus v1.4 Review
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