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# Peer Review

## Polynomial Jeopardy

by Robin Burden , Matthew Lung

## Ratings

### Overall Rating:

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 Reviewed: Jul 01, 2008 by Mathematics Overview: Polynomial Jeopardy is a review of polynomials including: key terms, addition, subtraction, multiplication & factoring of polynomials, F.O.I.L., and solving of quadratic equations with a leading coefficient of one. The activity is presented in a game-like format that may increase student engagement Learning Goals: To quiz students on polynomial basics. Target Student Population: Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: This is a review, so students should have a knowledge of polynomials including: key terms, addition, subtraction, multiplication & factoring of polynomials, F.O.I.L., and solving of quadratic equations with a leading coefficient of one. Type of Material: Drill and Practice Recommended Uses: Class review Technical Requirements: none

### Content Quality

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 Strengths: A variety of polynomial topics are presented. Concerns: The answers are not dynamically generated; they are static. Once the answer is given and the question revealed, the element of surprise is lost and students can simply memorize the question.

### Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

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 Strengths: This learning object provides an enjoyable way to review polynomials. Concerns: As stated earlier, the answers are not dynamically generated; they are static. Once the answer is given and the question revealed, the element of surprise is lost and students can simply memorize the question. Only one of each type of problem is given.

### Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

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 Strengths: The review game can be run in the frames view or as a slide show. Concerns: No directions are given. Someone who does not understand how a PowerPoint presentation is run might just click down the list of slides in the frames view.
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