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Math Software and App Evaluation Form

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Here's your chance to recommend the best math software and apps you use in your instruction and/or for standardized test preparation.  You can:

  1. CT4ME Mail GifSend us an email with your favorite math software or math app title, website URL where it can be found, and the publisher.  Include a few words on why you really like the software or app.

  2. Or, use this form to evaluate math software and apps of your choice.  When you hit "Submit" you will see a "Confirmation" page with your responses.  If submitted correctly, your responses will be emailed to CT4ME.  You might wish to copy/paste your responses shown on the confirmation page into a word-processing file for your records.

Request: Use the form only to recommend math software and math apps.

Privacy Policy:  Your name and contact information will not be used, if we post information about your math software and apps recommendations on CT4ME.  We appreciate your views and your privacy in our quest to help math teachers everywhere.

 

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Math Software/App Evaluation Form

 

Part I: Please complete at least part I.  Part II will provide a more thorough evaluation.

Your name (*required):

Your email address (*required):

Math Software or App title (*required):

Website URL where software or app can be found (*required):

Software or app version:

Computing device(s) on which the software or app will run:

Software or app publisher:

 

  1. For which grade levels is the math software/app appropriate? Check all that apply.
      preK-2
      3-5
      6-8
      9-12
      post-secondary

  2. Which math standards does the software/app address?  Check all that apply.
      Number and Quantity
      Measurement
      Statistics (including data analysis) and probability
      Algebra
      Functions
      Geometry and spatial sense
      Modeling

  3. Which level(s) of practice and/or assessment questions are addressed in the math software/app?  Check all that apply.
      Knowledge and basic skills
      Conceptual understanding
      Real-life application and problem solving
      There are no practice and/or assessment questions included.

  4. Which of the following best classifies the content type of the software/app?
      Tutorial: The software/app introduces math concepts and then provides practice, assessing learners as they progress.
      Skill-Building/Drill & Practice: Unlike tutorials, these programs assume learners have some prior knowledge.
      Comprehensive Courseware
      Problem-Solving
      Stand-alone Simulation & Visualization
      Educational or Serious Game
      Test Prep

    If you use the software/app to prepare students for a standardized test, please enter the name of the test:

  5. To which standards is the software/app correlated?
      Common Core Math Standards
      NCTM Math Standards
      State math standards.  If correlated to state standards, list the state name: 
      No correlation information is available.

  6. Please write a couple of sentences about why you recommend this math software/app.

 

Part II.  We would appreciate a more thorough evaluation of the math software/app you are recommending.  Please complete the following survey about its instructional, assessment, and technical merit.

  1. What are the instructional features of the math software/app?  Check all that apply.

      Research has been conducted to test the effectiveness of the software/app for raising achievement.

      The content of the software/app is mathematically accurate.

      The software/app has stated learning objectives that are adhered to.

      The software/app is engaging and motivating to students.

      Students use multiple representations (e.g., graphs, tables, equations, calculators) to develop skills and conceptual understanding of topics in the software/app.

      The software/app allows for individualized instruction.

      The software/app provides accommodations for English language learners.

      The software/app provides appropriate support for students with learning disabilities.

      The software/app suggests paths to improve and can automatically adjust for student needs.

      The software/app has more than one entry level.

      The software/app has more than one difficulty level.

      The software/app provides clear examples of skills that it is designed to develop.

      The software/app provides some repetition to assist in retention.

      Supplemental activities to use with learners (online and/or offline) are included to support learning.

      Students can review and change answers in assessments before software/app grades assessments.

  2. Which types of assessments are included in the software/app?  Check all that apply.
      Multiple choice
      True-False
      Constructed response
      Performance tasks
      No assessments are included.
  3. What are the technical features of the math software/app?  Check all that apply.

      A teacher management system permits teachers to modify the software/app to individualize instruction.

      A teacher management system permits teachers to keep track of student progress.

      A teacher management system permits teachers to identify students' areas of weakness and strength.

      A teacher management system permits teachers to generate progress reports.

      The software/app uses intelligent adaptive learning technology.

      Data can be saved, so that if students are not finished with a lesson, they do not have to begin again.

      There is an extensive database of problems, so that students encounter a different set of problems upon repeated use of the software/app.

      The software/app accommodates more than one solution method.

      Feedback is tutorial in nature.  It does more than indicate if responses are right or wrong.

      Navigation icons are well designed.  They are easily interpreted for what they mean and appropriate in size for the users.

      The software/app contains multimedia features (combines text with a combination of video, audio, graphics, and interactivity).

      Help and audio features are under user control.

      The software/app is intuitive.  Learners can use it with little or no training.

      The software/app has a security system so that student errors or intentional attempts to disrupt its operation do not disrupt the software/app.

      There is a terms of service agreement for the software/app that ensures strong privacy and data security to protect students.
  4. Note: For a sample of terms of service, see: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Model Terms of Service from the U.S. Department of Education.

  5. How would you rate the overall quality of the math software/app?
      Excellent
      Good
      Fair
      Poor
      Fails

 

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