These applets are designed to provide interactive, graphical methods for introducing a wide variety of mathematical concepts to students.
Target Student Population:
Junior high, high school, and college math students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Varies from one applet to the next.
Evaluation and Observation
The overall quality (accuracy) of the mathematics presented in these applets is very high. Very few problems are evident, and those that are a typically very minor. More specifics are to be found in the reviews of the individual applets.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
These applets are very effective learning tools. They combine accurate, carefully presented mathematics with immediate feedback (often graphical). Many feature a step-by-step tutorial approach, with feedback on correctness and hints being provided at each step in the guided solution of a problem.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The applets are uniformly easy to use. The proper use of the applet controls is usually self-evident. Instructions are abundant and easily interpreted. The applets are stable, with none of the ?browser-freezing? that sometimes occurs with programs of this type.