HOT Math! Hands-on tasks in the mathematics classroom
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Teacher Education Editorial Board (Faculty)
I spent approximately 1 hour reviewing the material at this site. I did not use it in class.
Quality of Content
On the website it states that in December 2000, this site was proclaimed Web Byte of the Month by the NCTM. At the time of this user's reading, this site had some spelling errors (Backgrounds section).
The planned learning experiences could be valuable. For example: Task: Folding + 1 cut. The animated graphics make the idea come alive, but the graphics go fast, without pausing, so the graphics don't necessarily help. There are some good ideas, such as trial version, among the suggestions for "Making worksheets." I didn't see any comment about creating a rubric that assesses students' understanding the concept.
The other tasks look stimulating.
The "Backgrounds" section is really an essay. It offers a nice touch, but no substantive information is provided in that section.
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The site is easy to follow. It would be easy for first time users.