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CuttheKnot!
This site Cut the Knot, is the parent site of an extensive collection of interactive mathematics and puzzles authored by Alexander Bogomolny and includes an interactive monthly column . The content is accessible to the casual reader but offers much depth along with links to other highquality resources. Altogether, this site is a mathematician's delight.
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Sheila Morgan (Student)
trying it, or actually use it in teachinglearning activities?).
I spent abbout 35 mins. reviewing the material on this site.
2. The quality of content (Does the materials accurately present concepts and
models that are educationally significant?)
I found information to informative and fun. The little applet above that said
did you know...? I foiund it to be interesting.
3. The potential effectiveness for enhancing teaching and learning (If used
appropriately, will students' learning and faculty's teaching be enhanced?)
I belive that for the most part people are visual/interactive before they are
analytical. It allows for a better understanding of concepts. Teachers will
find that the comprhending the principles if they something tangable that they
can apply it too.
4. The ease of using the materials (Will first time users find it easy to use
the software?)
I think that first time users will find it easy to navigate in this website
Cheryl Baker (Faculty)
I find this great and plan on using some of the material in my course.
Vanessa Wright (Content Developer/Author)
This collection of material was very good. There were many interactive games that engage the memory, attention, and problem solving skills of learners. I inspected about 3 puzzles and one significant factor is that there was always an explanation that related to a realworld example. There were also many applications of various levels of math.
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Natalie Bell (Faculty)
go to. It provides a lot of help for the students in a variety of math classes.
For the parents it can help them find ways to help their children with their
assignments. Then the teachers can use this in their lesson plans and use it in
the classroom for extra help for students. Overall this is a good website & it
has games to help learn the material as well as explaining math problems
virtually instead of just the plain paper and pencil way that most people learn
math. =)
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is wanted to be looked at. (ex. Three Roads, Three Travelers [Java])
Liese Piggott (Student)
and information. I spent about 30 minutes on the site and tested various links,
including the interactive games which I found very interesting and
educational... I have no specific favorites but recommend others give it a try,
even if just to keep the mind stimulated. The site also sprinkles a lot of
interesting quotes throughout the different pages and all the mathematical
statements and theorems I came across were very easy to understand. This is a
site I'm sure instructors/professors and students alike can enjoy and use as a
tool.
R Ruiz (Student)
were rather poor and quite confusing. As far as content the basic information
was all there and could be rather helpful in reviewing the topic of
transitivity.
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concepcion guitron (Student)
I logged off I was absolutely lost. There was a series of interactive
mathematics miscellany and puzzles. I tired to word out a couple of the puzzles,
but they were too confusing for me. This site a site also provides several of
information about different puzzles, for example about geometry, probability and
other mathematical material. I think this site had a bit to much information,
as I was browsing and trying out the activities I felt overwhelm. I think the
material can be helpful if uses for research, with the expectation that the
material is hard to understand. This material appears to be challenging to
master.
Ryan Hendry (Student)
of mathematical games that I thought were interesting and they sort of helped
me to understand what I was doing a little better.
The content seemed a little unorganized and I sort of got a little lost when I
first started to look at things, but I finally found my way around and it all
worked out fine.
This could definatly be a good teaching tool, especially for those people who
learn with hands on types of things. I liked the use of ganms to help explain
mathematical techniqes. It really help me out.
Some of the materials were kind of tricky and it took me a little bit to figure
them out. I just had to read the directions carfully and make sure that I was
doing evrything right. All in all this website was very interesting.
Furia (Student)
of the games. They were enjoyable even though i was unable ever beat the
computer or figure out the solution. I tried the 3 glass game, the night game,
the 7 coins, the date game and the bogus nim game. All of which i lost but i
found very thought prevoking. I feel that these games could be brought in to a
school envirernment and be found to be very beneficial to a classroom were
students would be forced to really utilize their minds and try to solve these
problems. I found that this site was very user friendly and made it quite easy
to navigate.
Dawn Minami (Student)
for the flavor of the site  that is, the site covers a lot of mathematical
material that you may have wondered about and gives quite a few ideas and
answers that the average person would never think about. I liked the 'Did you
know that...' section because it offers a recreational view of math that is
beneficial to the 'math phobic' The site is well set up and easy to navigate.
I would use the site in the future.
Gentry (Student)
The games had an explanation link to them if you needed help. The information
in the material gave good explanations.
Jonathon Plambeck (Student)
person who doesn't like math for a particular reason. This site can help people
who hate math for one reason or another. Its a more hands on expirence.
Better than just reading something in a book. When it is put in an interactive
format you can work with your hands. If something is wrong it will tell you.
Not make fun of you, not critisize you, or anything of that sort. Very good
article.
Ross MacDonald (Student)
were an interesting way to present math theories, but I think a less complex
explaination of the solution is needed. And I am not sure exactly what the
Memory Game has to do with math, as there was no explaination. All together, a
very good site, with many tools, many explainations of math theories.
Haman (Student)
cite seem like an endless source of mathematical information. It had everything
from an extensive glossary to a interactive activites to proofs. This could be a
good tool for teacher to put to use.
Pacheco (Student)
interactive game mode. You don't want to drift off on this math. I really paid
attention. Some problems were challenging and some were extremely hard.
Overall the hour I spent didn't seem like a math class.
dixon (Student)
and Puzzles" is very usefull and user friendly. You can spend many hours and not
be bored of math. Yes that is a true statement. I thought that the page is very
useful in trying to solve math useing interactive games. I play video games
that can rot my brain, but if I spent not play video games and started
"CuttheKnot" web page I would learn more about solving problems. I thought
this page had all sorts of math easy and very hard games. The cool thing is that
if you can't solve you can reset and try it again. Also it show tip and example
of problems.
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