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20 Questions!

  • Questions 1 - 8 will introduce the group to Suzanne.
  • Questions 9 - 20 should be discussed by the group and written as a group response.
  • Once the form is submitted, email is automatically generated and sent to Suzanne. She will respond using the Group Leader's email address and the Group Leader can then forward the other members of the group her response.
Question 1
First Name and Last Initial:
Group Member 1:
Group Member 2:
Group Member 3:
Group Member 4:
Group Member 5:
Group Member 6:
Question 2
Group Leader's Email:
Question 3
Name of Assigned Applet
[Applet List (opens in a new window)]

Question 4
What is/was your undergraduate major?
Group Member 1:
Group Member 2:
Group Member 3:
Group Member 4:
Group Member 5:
Group Member 6:

Question 5
What is/was the highest level math class you've taken?
Group Member 1:
Group Member 2:
Group Member 3:
Group Member 4:
Group Member 5:
Group Member 6:

Question 6
Compared to other subjects, how much would you say you know about mathematics?
Group Member 1: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 2: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 3: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 4: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 5: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 6: 5  4  3  2  1

[5 = a lot   . . . . .   1 = very little]


Question 7
How much do you like math compared to other subjects?
Group Member 1: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 2: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 3: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 4: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 5: 5  4  3  2  1
Group Member 6: 5  4  3  2  1

[5 = like math a lot   . . . . .   1 = like math the least]


Question 8
Have you ever been a tutor/teacher in a school, camp, or other setting?
Group Member 1: Yes  No
Group Member 2: Yes  No
Group Member 3: Yes  No
Group Member 4: Yes  No
Group Member 5: Yes  No
Group Member 6: Yes  No

Please discuss each of the following in your group and then enter your group's response.
Question 9
Did you encounter any difficulties in working with your assigned applet?
Yes  No
If yes, please explain:

Question 10
Name three key features of the applet that contribute to its interactivity.
Key Features:
Why is each important?

Question 11
Define interactivity as used by your group to answer question 10.

Question 12
What kind of context for the applet could also be provided to enhance its interaction? Please explain.

Question 13
Name all the math topics (e.g., fractions) that this applet might support.

Need a list? Refer to: Math Topics List (opens in a new window)


Question 14
Using the list of math topics you generated in Question 13

Which topics would you say should work for all ages of students?

Which topics would only work for younger students (8-10 year olds)?

Which topics would only work for middle school students (11-13 year olds)?

Which topics would only work for high school students (14-18 year olds)?


Question 15
What kind of changes might be made in order to adjust an applet you consider appropriate for young students for use with older students? Would you need to change the functionality of the applet or the accompanying text? Please provide an example.

Question 16
A frequently cited design principle involves the importance of helping students make real world connections. Identify three different ways a designer can use with applets to support students to make real world connections.

Question 17
What makes this activity fun?

Question 18
What would make this activity more fun?

Question 19
What could be done to make this activity last longer?

Question 20
Other comments?

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0205625.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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