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Subject:  RE: Pascal 
Author:  jon 
Date:  Mar 3 2004 
I was actually looking at the USU websites version of the applet, but yours is
pretty good too.
A few things:
 I liked the Zoom in/Zoom out feature and the binomial coeffiecent features of
the USU site... might be something you want to integrate into yours.
You might want to increase the number of rows beyond 16.
But I did like the way you give hints to how many multiples of a certain
number are left. It makes the applet more engaging with students.
I think if you increased the text font in the space where you had "Correct! X
is divisble by Y ... " that'd be good. I think it gets overlooked.
Also, as far as integrating the questions into the applet, perhaps add a
sidebar where you can click on different questions. Then with each question you
click on it would guide you in the same way the coloring of multiples with the
"Correct! X is divisble by Y ... "
A question that could challenge even undergraduate students, is finding if
there is a connection between the primes and the respective binomial
coefficients.
 
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