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Tool: Play with Frogs Review
Other Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: ihor, Aug 6 2004 12:13:09:723AM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:
Math 7: Equations and functions
Duration of classroom use:
One Class
What did you learn?
Using the Frogs puzzle is a highly motivating way to teach patterns and functions.
What did you think of the resource?
It's excellent. There are other applets that do the same activity. I like this one the best.
How hard was it to use?
Other classroom comments:
It's a challenging puzzle that students will enjoy doing. Frustration buildup is a possibility so coaching will be useful.
Appropriate for:
applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
Not anything specific to use the tool. To analyze the patterns require pattern recognition and ability to describe functional relationships in more formal way.
What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource?
Use of browser and java applet
How hard was it for you to learn?
Challenging. Can be frustrating without support.
Ability to meet my goals:
Very Effective
Recommended for:
Math 7: Algebra and expressions
Algebra: Functions / Relations
Algebra II: Functions / Relations