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  • Math Website Rankings Introduction to Algebra Gwendolyn Vestal
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  • 5 Sites About Math That I have Chosen To Evaluate Mathletics IXL Cool Math.com Math.com Khan academy
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  • How They Will be Graded 10% Keeping the person Motivated Use the Website 10% Website Safety do you have a password? 10% Explaining the Concept 20% Giving you work to help you learn the concept 10% Examples 20% Actually Educational 10% Choice in what you learn/letting the person move on when finished learning the basic concept 10% Presentation
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  • Letter Grade System Every one of the things that I have claimed important will get a mark out of 10. That number will be transferred to a percentage. That percentage will count for the percentage that that area is accounted for. Then, Depending on the overall percentage the Site will be Letter Graded.
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  • MATHLETICS A+
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  • Opening In this part of the presentation I will be covering notes I took about this site, writing about what marks I gave the site and why, writing a report on the site with an opening (this is the opening) a body and a conclusion, determining how, when and why I would use this site, what features of the site make it stand out and if it has a cost and if it is worth the cost.
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  • Mathletics (Keeping the Person Motivated to use the website) Mathletics has many ways to keep the person motivated to use the website. There are many fun games that they have. As well as that, when you answer questions you will get points that you can trade in for Money You can spend this Money on designing your profile picture and backgrounds and other interesting things. You also get a bronze certificate if you get 1000 points in a week. When you get a certain number of those you get a silver certificate and then a golden certificate. You also get to choose these little avatars that help you. However one of the criteria does say that there must be games that are fun. All of the games on Mathletics are not very fun so unfortunately in this area Mathletics is an A A
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  • Mathletics (Website Safety) Mathletics requires an E-mail address but does not spam. It has strict access rules on who can access the information. All the E-mail address is for is to notify you on how well you are doing on the website. For teachers, how much the student did and how well they did. There is a username and password that you get, it is given to you, you dont get to choose it, but it is better and there are ways you can recover your username and password my entering your E-mail. A+
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  • Mathletics (Explaining the Concept) Mathletics fully explains any concept that you are learning so that it is easy for the learner to understand. The explanations make sense and are clearly written. There are many different examples of explanations all different some leveled easy, some medium and some hard. A+
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  • Mathletics (Work to help you learn the concept) Mahtletics gives the perfect amount of work. Enough to understand the concept and learn how to put the concept into action, but not so much that it is boring. If you want to do the questions again you can, but the questions are always different! The questions are age appropriate and quality questions. To move on the next grade level in the mathematical area you have to take a test, if you get a passing mark, you move on. A+
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  • Mathletics (Examples) Gives the perfect amount of examples. Enough to understand the concept and learn how to put the concept into action, but not so much that it is boring and unnecessary. If you want to see the examples again you can. The examples match the basic idea of the ones in the questions. There are multiple examples all explained in different ways. A+
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  • Mathletics (Educational) Mathletics is extremely educational. There are fun parts that keep you intrigued but there is nothing that has nothing to do with education. A+
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  • Mathletics (Choice in what you learn/letting the person move on when finished learning the basic concept) You have a lot of choice in what you learn. If you want to, you can excel yourself in certain areas. You can choose anything that you want to do from 7 main areas, each having easy, medium and hard sections in them and each of those have up to 20 topics in them that are covered fully with examples. A+
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  • Mathletics (Presentation) Has awesome presentation. The site is not Crowded with things everywhere. There are not adds everywhere that distract you. There is colour and things that are interesting to look at so it is not boring. There are ways for you to change the background for fun. A+
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  • Mathletics (Notes) Has password and username security You can create your own avatar and you have lots of motivation. Everything has something to do with education. You can move up to 12 grade levels up. You can theme the whole site to your choice. There are no adds. You can play mathematical games against other people but you can not talk to them or contact them. Some of your personal information has to be given (example: your E-mail) but nothing is used for spamming purposes and all or your information is 100% safe from other users.
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  • Mathletics (What makes the site stand out/pay) There is a pay $99 for one kid, $179 for two. I believe that the price is worth it though. Because it is an A+ site in every way except for one part of the criteria that says that the site has to have games that are fun. All games are completely math based which is good, but they can be kind of boring, not fun making the site a A in that area. Still though 7 A+ s and only one A is very good. Making the site an A+ There are many things that make Mathletics stand out among other site. Some of them may include: Mathletics is very motivational and makes you want to play come and be on the site. There is 12 grade levels so you can always excel yourself in any area that is mathematical. The presentation is awesome, there are no advertisements. I truly believe that advertisements take a lot away from a site.
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  • When, where and why will I use this site? When: I would use this site all the time! It is great! Just about any time I need some real practice on a math topic. They will have questions on the topic and explanations. The topics are limited though. I would not use Mathletics if I wanted to have something explain to me how to do a certain thing, only if I wanted to practice the common Mahamatical skills. Where: At home, at school, at any public place, as long as you can get internet. Why: I would use this website because there are many ways to motivate you. It is fun and provides excellent practice at the things that you need.
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  • Conclusion In conclusion Mathletics is absolutely awesome! It is an A+ site. It gives amazing examples, all you have to do is press a huge ? button and it explains the concept in many different levels with multiple different explanations. Mathletics has good motivation, you get point and avatars and much more. It is covers hundreds of topics and it does a great job of covering the topics.
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  • KHAN ACADEMY A+
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  • Opening In this part of the presentation I will be covering notes I took about this site, writing about what marks I gave the site and why, writing a report on the site with an opening (this is the opening) a body and a conclusion, determining how, when and why I would use this site, what features of the site make it stand out and if it has a cost and if it is worth the cost.
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  • Khan Academy (Keeping the Person Motivated to use the website) The Khan Academy has Energy points that you can earn. You also get an avatar and you can earn badges. I motivates you and makes a big difference. However there are no games so the grade has been drastically lowered. B+B+
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  • Khan Academy (Website Safety) The Khan Academy requires an E-mail address but does not spam. It has strict access rules on who can access the information. All the E-mail address is for is to notify you on how well you are doing on the website. For teachers, how much the student did and how well they did. There is a username and password that you get, it is given to you, you dont get to choose it, but it is better and there are ways you can recover your username and password my entering your E-mail. A+
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  • Khan Academy (Explaining the Concept) The Khan Academy fully explains the concept so that it is easy for the learner to understand. The explanations make sense and are clearly written. On every subject there are videos explaining the concept and other written explanations. A+
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  • Khan Academy (Work to help you learn the concept) The Khan Academy gives the perfect amount of work. Enough to understand the concept and learn how to put the concept into action, but not so much that it is boring. If you want to do the questions again you can, but the questions are always different! The questions are age appropriate and quality questions. They will give you work and explain how to do something until you can get 100% on the questions without using the explanations. A+
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  • Khan Academy (Examples) The Khan